Thursday, 11 March 2010

Seamlessly blending in...

Many thanks to a work colleague for this (because frankly I wouldn't be seen dead watching the local news round here).

Yesterday's 'Points West' local BBC news report contained a short segment from a field in Gloucestershire, where lots of tubby-looking brickies are shoddily throwing together a huge new army base for the headquarters of the Nato Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (all the details are available here should you be
deeply bored).

As part of the segment numerous senior army personnel were interviewed, sternly telling us all (well the 17 people watching at the time) about married couple's quarters, vehicle docking bays and single soldier's room space. There was also an excellent contribution in the new 500-seater briefing room from a Colonel Charles Turner, shown below:

That's right, you are looking at a man in a camouflage jacket.

And a high-visibility reflective jacket.

At the same time.

Um, it's either/or mate. Trust me.


Madame DeFarge said...

He needs Gok Wan. Now. It's a fashion disaster. Or MoD cutbacks.

Anonymous said...

Little Squirrel...please give the Mrs. my warmest wishes to feel better as soon as possible.

The REAL Sweet Cheeks...not some fake imitation Sweet Cheeks. Accept no substitutes.

Red Squirrel said...

Madame DeFarge - one hopes our troops in Afghanistan aren't wearing the same combination. The reflective jacket wouldn't blend into a desert setting...

Sweet Cheeks - will do! :)

Rachel Noy said...

Oh wow, that's like having a Diet Coke with your super size Big Mac meal.

Red Squirrel said...

Rachel - I do that :(