New UK memoir

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Thought the thread was going somewhere but two of the protagonists exited. The best thread ever was the SexyArmy (USA) versus ExPongo (UK) battle it out around June 2011.
Jeezus that was funny.

Now I watch Fergie doing his best to get banned from Face Book by posting the most tasteless shit he can find. LOL
Speaking of Ex Pongo, I logged on just now for the first time in a long time, looking for him. I quit Facebook and I lost track of him. Has anyone heard from him lately?

Shit must be getting bad on the forum for Chas to call it quits.
 

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Speaking of Ex Pongo, I logged on just now for the first time in a long time, looking for him. I quit Facebook and I lost track of him. Has anyone heard from him lately?

Shit must be getting bad on the forum for Chas to call it quits.
Chas hasn't called it quits, he's taking time out for reasons which concerns only him. He's keeping a close eye on what is going on, believe me.
 

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Speaking of Ex Pongo, I logged on just now for the first time in a long time, looking for him. I quit Facebook and I lost track of him. Has anyone heard from him lately?

Shit must be getting bad on the forum for Chas to call it quits.
Yeah he's doing good, but I only keep in touch with him on fb. You can keep fb messenger to stay in touch with people while deactivating fb (not fully deleting it, you can reactivate but while deactivated no one can see your profile or pics or information). I take long breaks from fb but always keep messenger to stay in touch with friends.

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Speaking of Ex Pongo, I logged on just now for the first time in a long time, looking for him. I quit Facebook and I lost track of him. Has anyone heard from him lately?

Shit must be getting bad on the forum for Chas to call it quits.
Hey RMD. I thought you were in Jail. :D
 

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Was thinking what the book was about, and why the writer didn't do his five years. An answer in a review from amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Camp-French-Foreign-Legion/dp/1521596875

I've read a few French Foreign Legion books over the last few years and I thought that this was another good account.
From Erwin Rosen's absolutely brutal time early in the 20th century (he understandably deserted) through Simon Murray's seminal 'Legionnaire' up to today's accounts.
Some made the best of it, some deserted. Jason manged to get himself kicked out through his drug use. The Legion seems to be a broken organisation relying on its reputation. The NCOs and officers use their rank to avoid all hard work and military responsibility. The ranks sleeping on guard duty (even in Afghanistan), no discipline unless someone is standing over them, peddling porn to the Afghan public, the list goes on. Jason himself says in his summing up that he thinks the Legion's future is uncertain, and that it probably won't exist in years to come in its present form, or indeed, if at all.
Jason's account takes you all the way through his training and admission into the Parachute Regiment and makes interesting reading.
This is a good book and I can recommend it.
 

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Was thinking what the book was about, and why the writer didn't do his five years. An answer in a review from amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Camp-French-Foreign-Legion/dp/1521596875

I've read a few French Foreign Legion books over the last few years and I thought that this was another good account.
From Erwin Rosen's absolutely brutal time early in the 20th century (he understandably deserted) through Simon Murray's seminal 'Legionnaire' up to today's accounts.
Some made the best of it, some deserted. Jason manged to get himself kicked out through his drug use. The Legion seems to be a broken organisation relying on its reputation. The NCOs and officers use their rank to avoid all hard work and military responsibility. The ranks sleeping on guard duty (even in Afghanistan), no discipline unless someone is standing over them, peddling porn to the Afghan public, the list goes on. Jason himself says in his summing up that he thinks the Legion's future is uncertain, and that it probably won't exist in years to come in its present form, or indeed, if at all.
Jason's account takes you all the way through his training and admission into the Parachute Regiment and makes interesting reading.
This is a good book and I can recommend it.
I was wondering how he got kicked out, makes sense now. He did have “I smoke bongs like a beastâ€￾ on his profile description so I guess it doesn't surprise me, that he was kicked out for drug abuse.
 

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Was thinking what the book was about, and why the writer didn't do his five years. An answer in a review from amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Camp-Fre.../dp/1521596875

I've read a few French Foreign Legion books over the last few years and I thought that this was another good account.
From Erwin Rosen's absolutely brutal time early in the 20th century (he understandably deserted) through Simon Murray's seminal 'Legionnaire' up to today's accounts.
Some made the best of it, some deserted. Jason manged to get himself kicked out through his drug use. The Legion seems to be a broken organisation relying on its reputation. The NCOs and officers use their rank to avoid all hard work and military responsibility. The ranks sleeping on guard duty (even in Afghanistan), no discipline unless someone is standing over them, peddling porn to the Afghan public, the list goes on. Jason himself says in his summing up that he thinks the Legion's future is uncertain, and that it probably won't exist in years to come in its present form, or indeed, if at all.
Jason's account takes you all the way through his training and admission into the Parachute Regiment and makes interesting reading.
This is a good book and I can recommend it.
Haha. Even on the book cover he looks high as kite. Whatever, he was chased away from this forum as he's been from Legion. I think it's a pity.
 
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I thought that was what I was doing? Whether or not anyone agrees with the way in which I enjoyed my time in the Legion is an irrelevance to me.
 

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Hey RMD. I thought you were in Jail. :D
Jail? Nah, the next best thing. I'm growing fat and bald in a house full of women.

The world's going ******* insane and I'm growing veggies in the garden. I'd give my left testicle for a Muslim to beat the Sharia out of.

Is Cervens worth the Log In these days?
 
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176607Mick

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Jail? Nah, the next best thing. I'm growing fat and bald in a house full of women.

The world's going ******* insane and I'm growing veggies in the garden. I'd give my left testicle for a Muslim to beat the Sharia out of.

Is Cervens worth the Log In these days?
No mate. Get back to your chicks and veg lol


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