ITV (ended 2008)
|Soooo many problems. Ultimate Farce is going downhill faster than an Olympic skier... it's no surprise to see that it's been pulled this week. Maybe the Director of Special Forces had a 'quiet' word with the producers about making the SAS into a laughing stock. |
1. SAS soldiers would not be buried in a public cemetery, but on the base at Sterling Lines.
2. Personal discipline is paramount, they would *never* be brawling in public.
3. They would NOT be wearing full dress uniform, especially including medals in a pub!
4. The most heinous and obvious crime -
1. Colonel says they will be in "Azerbaikal" in 90 minutes when they haven't landed in Germany yet. Assuming 'Azerbaikal' is a thinly veiled reference to Baikal near Irkustsk, Siberia close to the border with Outer Mongolia this gives us a small problem.
The newest Hercules C130-J has a cruising speed of 450 mph.
It has a range of 3000 miles.
Irkustsk (closest major city to Baikal) is 4047 miles from London, 3828 from Frankfurt.
Assuming the C130 with Red Troop onboard was in German airspace, it would have taken them just under 9 hours flying.
That ignores the niceties of being out of range, needing to refuel, and get all the kit they needed (quad bikes etc which miraculously seemed to be onboard when they landed.
I think the script said '15 hours' and either someone read it wrong, or more likely scrubbed it thinking 1.5 hours sounded more dramatic.
To put this in perspective, to do 4000 miles in 1.5 hours you need to travel 2700mph or Mach 3.55. The Hercules is a turbo-prop heavy transport. Not a chance in hell.
1. "Sergeant Garvie, SAS!".. in public.. oh come on!
2. As if an trained SAS trooper would get himself involved in a dodgy drugs deal while on active service.. do me a favour!
(Not to mention that AFAIK there are no women in the SAS in a combat role. Heather Peace is a good actress, but the role is a total fabrication).
One bit that annoyed me was only a tiny thing but Jamie Dow who according to everyone used to be a mechanic was in the RLC (Royal Logistic Corp) before passing SAS selection, but that would most likely make him a driver, if he was a mechanic he would have originally been in the REME (Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers)