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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Keep Your Arms And Legs Inside The Ride At All Times

The back door of a Warrior weighs 3/4 of a tonne.

An hydraulic ram opens and closes it.

The driver has a button to open and close the door.

He can't see into the back.

Keep your fingers out of the way.

No really I mean it.

Don't say I didn't warn you.


Blogger PI said...

I once had a finger caught in a car door which was bad enough. Really being a soldier is very hazardous even in peacetime. Take care.

1:07 pm  
Anonymous Jamie said...

Poor US. Is that all that's left of your hand? Lucky you managed to save the most useful finger then.

1:15 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

You miss the Warrior, don't you? I can tell.

1:22 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

PI - I don't think my desk is too dangerous these days.

Jamie - thanks. I still find it odd that there is a bloke in every Warrior Battalion who is known to everyone as 'Fingers'.

Katy - it was a bit of a love/hate relationship.

1:27 pm  
Blogger fjl said...

I will have yo drive one of these up and down outside the house when my web-site's published :0)

1:45 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

FJL - just let me know when and I'll see what the CO says!

6:57 pm  
Anonymous pink said...


1:17 am  
Blogger fjl said...

I think it's in about two to three months, and if you could spare the squad, please.
I know how to entertain soldiers ;-)

12:12 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

Warrior obviously designed by a man. It's clearly flawed!

12:17 pm  
Blogger Growing Up said...

Did anybody loose any fingers while you were in the back?

1:01 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

No pointing out the back then?

1:21 pm  
Blogger granny p said...

It's a wonder the army isn't full of fingerless soldiers....Thought it was the enemy you were supposed to damage, not each other. Makes me think more kindly of donkeys as means of transport.

2:02 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

The computer keyboard is not half as hazardous, eh?

2:24 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

Where can I buy a Warrior, US? My neighbour keeps partially blocking my driveway. I can get out, but it's taking longer and longer every day so I thought perhaps I'd get something big and heavy and just drive straight over his car.

4:44 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

pink - I think the language is usually a little more colourful when it happens.

fjl - with a rendition of 'White Cliffs of Dover'?

laura - you're probably right.

gu - thankfully no.

greavsie - no pointing at all if you are not careful.

grannyp - donkeys - if George Brown has his way it might be an option.

gg - there's always the chance of a nasty case of RSI I suppose.

katy - try e-bay.

7:46 pm  
Blogger fjl said...

I was thinking of that the other day; we laugh, but it was a beauty in their day. These things have a poignancy now that the war-time special agents are dying.
I want them to always be remembered and I have written to the London press 'expressing my views'.

11:31 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

And if you were like Father Dougal; the attitude would be "what if I put my fingers here?!"

1:00 pm  

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