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by Quickfire
18 May 2017 23:41
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

35th anniversaries of B Squadron getting on the trucks at Ascension for Operation Mikado [one way trip to Rio Gallegos - operation scrubbed] and then dropping into the South Atlantic at night for recovery by Royal Navy (HMS Plymouth?) must have passed in last 72 hours. Ditto a certain one-way-trip S...
by Quickfire
15 May 2017 20:19
Forum: Chat
Topic: Pebble Island
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Pebble Island

Thundershot wrote:R.A.F. Cosford 2013 (27).JPG
Great pic :thumbsup:

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by Quickfire
15 May 2017 20:11
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Chopper wrote:Yowzer, I'll be off to see that one. I do think it needs this theme though;

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Martin Shaw may appreciate the irony. Or not.

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by Quickfire
14 May 2017 22:33
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

And so the story ends, if not for the second trailer for Six Days released last week: note how many elements and atmospherics perhaps influenced by the original reenactment, from ubiquitous Transit vans, to Regents Park barracks, the main distraction charge in stairwell, even bandy legged random on ...
by Quickfire
14 May 2017 22:25
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Part 5: Doesn't feature the local constabulary stopping :attack: dragging the final terrorist found in the garden back into the burning building, but, then, not many versions of the story do. He's living in Peckham now, enjoying life. Job done. ENDEX. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIDfjIZC9fc :quick:
by Quickfire
14 May 2017 22:21
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Part 4:

:stake: The rollerball had started.
:attack: Got to follow it down, down into the cellar.
:sparrow: Stun grenade out
:eagle2: No sledge, no shotgun, gotta drill the locks.



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by Quickfire
14 May 2017 22:17
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Part 3: Steve Scott regales us again. Notable here you hear the jumbos coming in much lower than usual on Heathrow approach - all part of the plan to distract the hostage takers and cover a variety of other noises from intel gathering (a British Gas team doesn't feature but they had the same MO). Th...
by Quickfire
14 May 2017 22:03
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Part 2: Story tells itself as protests occur and initial recces and intel gathering occur. Possibly some of the original police material shown. Can't remember if the discussions between negotiator and Salim are original but, if not, very close imitation. Will return to that in part 4. Also the sound...
by Quickfire
14 May 2017 21:56
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Re: Standby, Standby

Dunno precisely what Steve Scott was doing after losing his job on digital F1 in 2002 (Channel 5?), but he proceeds to present the original version of the Carlton 1996 adaptation of the Iranian Embassy siege. Initial narration by Soldier I, the original UKSF chronicler c. 1989 who, after being (the ...
by Quickfire
14 May 2017 21:44
Forum: Chat
Topic: Standby, Standby
Replies: 32
Views: 1806

Standby, Standby

Read about this movie wrapping up several years ago in Der Stürmer and, although perhaps a mildly interesting coda to the fetishisation of UK SF in the land of offshore casinos, royals, bad tatts and alcopops, assumed it had been junked due to the proliferation of imitations. Was perhaps wrong about...

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