Why would a soldier wear a head cam?
never seen Universal Soldier?
Also worth a look at this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Integrated_Soldier_Technology the timescales are wrong though, kit’s (not necessarily the full kit) been getting shipped for a whilePosted 4 years ago
Not long back from afghan and we had a head cam from the bbc that we took out with us. Apart from that camera and issued cameras for photographing evidence no other camera should be taken out. As to why someone might wear one you can capture some amazing footage and its good to watch it back and laugh at anyone flapping.Posted 4 years ago
The problems come from not aplying comon sense to what you are videoing or taking pictures of, which i suspect is one of the reasons your not supossed to take personal cameras out on patrol.HadgeMember
Deservedly so as it would seem
Very easily said when sitting on the end of a keyboard. Not going in to the rights and wrongs why we are there or shouldn’t be there, I don’t doubt for a minute those soldiers don’t go through some things that “normal” people just couldn’t cope with or comprehend at all. Seeing your mates limbs blown away, or killed – sorry it can’t be good. But I also know 2 wrongs don’t make a right and so to pass judgement and stand on your soapbox is very easy and for me it’s all a no-win situation for anyone and that’s both sides of this “conflict” I have my own opinions and I know unless you have all the correct facts it’s impossible to make the right choice.Posted 4 years agoJunkyardMember
have you not read his posts 😯
He is a serving soldier so I assume fully qualified to speak
unless you have all the correct facts it’s impossible to make the right choice.
Seemed like the person who did it had all the facts what with the admission of the breach and asking them not to speak out
I think you mean you dont GAS rather than you wish to defend it in legal terms
EDIT: Ah he beat me to it but his posts are clearPosted 4 years agocrankboyMember
Soldiers have kept diaries and recorded their actions since ancient times headcams are just a continuation of that.
Just like the Nightingale case most serving soldiers seem the think the court martial got it right it’s the keyboard warriors that get all special circumstances exempt soldiers from the rule of law.Posted 4 years agoHadgeMember
parkesie, I was NOT stating you personally being on a soap box but the general public. I would hazard a guess there are a few soldiers who stand by the accused soldier, just as there are those who believe he’s guilty too. The “facts” are why we are there in the first place – is it right or wrong. I take my hat off to you for being there under difficult circumstances and would not swap roles one bit.Posted 4 years ago
The politics and reasons behind why were sent are no longer of importance beyond what they mean to history. What is important is what we are doing now that we are there. The mentoring and working with the afghan people that has been the main effort of uk forces for so long and the results of it that are currently being tested as we pull out of the country.Posted 4 years ago
I for one hope the afghan soldiers i worked with continue to do well for the sake of their country.
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