Joined: Aug 15, 2006 Posts: 501 Location: Coventry, England
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:30 am Post subject:
Hats off to them entirely.
I watched a "simulation" of this on BBC News 24 last night, at the UK airbase of the regiment concerned.
Essentially the "extra" crew crawl up to the side of the bubble, rest on an ledge and clip themselves on to the handles used to climb up the machine.
Mental. The sheer wind from the airspeed would have been shocking let alone all of the other risks.
It is this kind of determination and commitment which gives the British Military its reputation as one of the best forces in the world - it is just a great shame they had to bring back a fallen comrade!
Exceptionally brave thing to do. Hat's off to all the guys involved.
A very difficult decision to make I should guess to go back and retrieve a fallen comrade although I suppose minds are influenced differently when you are actually there.
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