Now health and safety chiefs say British soldiers can't fire their mortars because they are too LOUD

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Now health and safety chiefs say British soldiers can't fire their mortars because they are too LOUD

Post  wyatt1 on Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:29 pm

British soldiers have been banned from firing mortars at full range in training by health and safety bosses - because they are too loud.
The longer-range 81mm mortar, which was routinely employed by the British Army against the Taliban, is set to see reduced use in training after it was deemed a risk to the hearing of troops.
Health and safety chiefs have ruled that firing the 81mm at a longer range than 5,000 metres exceeds the upper work place sound limit by 137 decibels, despite the use of ear defenders.


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Holy shit, next you must not fire live rounds as they might hurt the enemy (we all know who the enemy are)  Pure bloody madness.

I feel I am living in "BEANO" land. " Dennis the menace" up on far right GBH charges!!!
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Post  ALLAKAKA on Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:53 pm

 One imam from a mosque nearby to a firing range welcomed this saying '' all at the mosque are suffering from sore throats for having to shout  'ALLAHU AKAR ' every time they heard one of these loud bangs . he went on to say that the only time they  had a break from this was on Sundays and that in itself was  Islamophobic.
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Post  Lord Edmund Moletrousers on Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:06 am

Meanwhile, out here in the "peace and tranquility" of the countryside the bird scarer gas guns are going off several times an hour in about half a dozen different locations. It's like living in the middle of the Battle of the Somme.
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Re: Now health and safety chiefs say British soldiers can't fire their mortars because they are too LOUD

Post  nicko on Fri Jan 15, 2016 12:29 am

Put up an hide up against a thick hedge once,    sat there day dreaming when one went off behind the hedge [about 6 feet away]   went home to change trousers!
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Re: Now health and safety chiefs say British soldiers can't fire their mortars because they are too LOUD

Post  wyatt1 on Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:30 am

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Its the daily fuckwit, I wouldn't read too much into it, they stir up shite aimed at certain minds, if you don't notice the slant you show at best that you don't want to notice it, everything gets tested to its limits,,, even us, as is required but you only ever operate within those limits, nothing can red line for too long.

Deaf or partially Deaf operators in close quarters combat situations could put such action at risk, learning to optimise is a subtlety few know how to grasp.
If the words "DERRIERE" "HILARIOUS" AND "KRAPDASHIANS" were  no longer available they would shut down.

There is a risk, but not being able to "live fire" weapons is counter productive and absolutely stupid and dangerous to the firer and his mates when the need to fire arises.
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