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British officer for the first time stripped of courage awards

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The retired British officer for the first time lost his courage award, as it turned out that she had been handed over on the basis of fake reports from Afghanistan, reports TASS.

British officer for the first time stripped of courage awards


Major Robert Armstrong was awarded the Military Cross for courage in March 2009 of the year. The official justification for awarding the officer who served in the 1 battalion of the regiment of royal Irish guardsmen in the territory of the Afghan province of Helmend, it was noted that in 2008, he showed personal courage during patrolling the area. Thanks to the cold-blooded command of the unit under enemy fire, he was able to prevent casualties among the personnel.

However, later, two soldiers who were on the battlefield with Armstrong began to say that he did not deserve an order for courage. According to them, the major was awarded on the basis of false reports, which he himself compiled.

In particular, Armstrong reported that his unit accompanied the Afghan military, whose transport was blown up by a land mine. Allegedly, the British came to their aid under the fire of the enemy. However, according to the two corporals, there was no shelling and nothing threatened the lives of servicemen.

It is worth noting that the British military took these charges very seriously, noting that an unfair award of the award could undermine the credibility of the justice of the awards in the eyes of soldiers and society.

An investigation was initiated that lasted for five years. During the search, Armstrong’s apartment was found to have secret documents stored on his personal computer. In addition, a broken pistol, 270 cartridges, and a syringe with morphine were found.

As a result, in 2012, Major Armstrong was sentenced to one year of imprisonment conditionally and fired from the ranks of the British army.
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  1. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 October 2014 07: 36
    +9
    However, later two soldiers who were with Armstrong on the battlefield began to say that he did not deserve the order for courage.

    Guys, you see, the "toad" crushed, and therefore showed, allegedly, adherence to principles. And the fact that NATO members are submitting fabricated information is no longer a secret.
    1. Hleb
      Hleb 13 October 2014 07: 44
      +5
      but I don’t blame them, knowing how many awards we have been awarded for business, and it really hurts many. One posthumously gets a guy, another left the battle with an unused BC (or he’ll get drunk).
      Is there really no one on the site whom they wrote to (or who knows examples), but the award settled in the headquarters?
      It is worth noting that the British military took these charges very seriously, noting that an unfair award of the award could undermine the credibility of the justice of the awards in the eyes of soldiers and society.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 13 October 2014 08: 11
        +3
        In Chechnya, remember, it was in the press how the military prosecutor’s office got so many fighting men that they got 33 months or more days. My son fought there and talked about how military men were not added to conscripts, but they were attributed to staff and those who came from Moscow for a few days.
        1. Hleb
          Hleb 13 October 2014 08: 24
          +2
          Many spoke about this, but I personally did not encounter closing for more than 30 in a month, but laughed at it. They closed us normally (if they tried not to close), I know that they didn’t complain much to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, border guards, but conscripts, infantry ... and as far as I know, even with a court decision they couldn’t find the end. But there’s also such a moment — traveling outside the location, the PD-day was supposed to be closed, and who would do it.
      2. jPilot
        jPilot 13 October 2014 08: 22
        +5
        Well, yes there is the most heroic hero of Russia, the former Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Makarov, when Serdyukov snatched the hero and at least that request probably tried very hard to "lick" where necessary, or, in difficult times, covered Serdyukov with his chest from the women's battalion lol
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 13 October 2014 08: 26
          +1
          This is one of the two-year-olds and who mixed the commander of the tank regiment with mud. S. bastard is still that.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 13 October 2014 08: 43
            0
            Kvashnin was the only biennial for the post of the National High School of Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. All other personnel. Including Makarov, a graduate of MosVOKU
            1. sgazeev
              sgazeev 13 October 2014 11: 12
              0
              Quote: Spade
              Kvashnin was the only biennial for the post of the National High School of Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. All other personnel. Including Makarov, a graduate of MosVOKU

              Here is the Sauerkraut, I wanted to liquidate the Airborne Forces, they stopped it on time, the student to the bone, but not to the brain. fool
              1. Lopatov
                Lopatov 13 October 2014 11: 56
                0
                Quote: sgazeev
                wanted to eliminate the airborne

                Yes, hardly. He had little to do except to check the gateways and order in the barracks.
          2. sgazeev
            sgazeev 13 October 2014 11: 08
            0
            Quote: rotmistr60
            This is one of the two-year-olds and who mixed the commander of the tank regiment with mud. S. bastard is still that.

            Was not a "student". Graduated from the Kremlin higher military school. "Boot" to the bone. lol
        2. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 13 October 2014 08: 34
          +4
          Quote: jPilot
          Makarov with Serdyukov snatched the hero

          so after all, Serdyukov miraculously escaped this title! For a couple of months I would have acted on Vasilyeva, and I would definitely have got it! laughing
        3. Lopatov
          Lopatov 13 October 2014 08: 48
          +1
          They handed out to everyone, and he received it. Shoigu was not particularly heroic either.
    2. Bayonet
      Bayonet 13 October 2014 07: 55
      +1
      Quote: rotmistr60
      And the fact that the NATO submits fabricated information is no longer a secret.

      And not only NATO ...
    3. sgazeev
      sgazeev 13 October 2014 11: 00
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      However, later two soldiers who were with Armstrong on the battlefield began to say that he did not deserve the order for courage.

      Guys, you see, the "toad" crushed, and therefore showed, allegedly, adherence to principles. And the fact that NATO members are submitting fabricated information is no longer a secret.

      This is where Geletey’s fantasy came from. Not everything is so good in the English kingdom. recourse
    4. GRAMARI111
      GRAMARI111 13 October 2014 11: 56
      0
      if you delve deeply into all the "exploits" of these "heroes", then, for sure, there will be more ... several dozen ... for deprivation of awards
  2. Drunya
    Drunya 13 October 2014 07: 37
    +3
    as it turned out that she was handed on the basis of fake reports from Afghanistan

    their whole life is some kind of fake.
  3. RusDV
    RusDV 13 October 2014 07: 39
    +10
    An investigation was initiated that lasted for five years. During the search, Armstrong’s apartment was found to have secret documents stored on his personal computer. In addition, a broken pistol, 270 cartridges, and a syringe with morphine were found.

    for five years it was determined whether there was shelling or not ....? Eh .... By the way, Obamka was also awarded a Nobel Prize ... "for peace", and only unleashes wars .... Maybe he can dig into his personal computer .... and you can also find a syringe .... or a bunch of bananas ....
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 October 2014 07: 43
      +5
      Quote: RusDV
      Maybe he digs into his personal computer ..

      It has not been proven that monkeys can use computers.
      1. RusDV
        RusDV 13 October 2014 07: 53
        +4
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: RusDV
        Maybe he digs into his personal computer ..

        It has not been proven that monkeys can use computers.

        Good day, Alexander. Without training, of course, they cannot ....
        GDP, out of kindness, taught ....
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 October 2014 07: 57
          +2
          Quote: RusDV
          GDP, out of kindness, taught ....

          It would be better if the GDP just put him to sleep.
          Hi hi
          1. RusDV
            RusDV 13 October 2014 08: 04
            0
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Quote: RusDV
            GDP, out of kindness, taught ....

            It would be better if the GDP just put him to sleep.
            Hi hi

            Yeah .... recourse then teach a new one .....? so there any is not good ... make faces must be able to ... and all that. And then, the party of "green" will raise a howl ...
        2. Romass
          Romass 13 October 2014 08: 00
          +2
          Not everyone loves the truth; have a conscience.
      2. Armin
        Armin 13 October 2014 07: 53
        0
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        It has not been proven that monkeys can use computers.

        British scientists have failed to prove this fact.
      3. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 13 October 2014 08: 35
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Quote: RusDV
        Maybe he digs into his personal computer ..

        It has not been proven that monkeys can use computers.

        not proved the opposite! laughing
    2. sgazeev
      sgazeev 13 October 2014 11: 17
      +1
      Quote: RusDV
      An investigation was initiated that lasted for five years. During the search, Armstrong’s apartment was found to have secret documents stored on his personal computer. In addition, a broken pistol, 270 cartridges, and a syringe with morphine were found.

      for five years it was determined whether there was shelling or not ....? Eh .... By the way, Obamka was also awarded a Nobel Prize ... "for peace", and only unleashes wars .... Maybe he can dig into his personal computer .... and you can also find a syringe .... or a bunch of bananas ....

      And smoked weed. laughing Professionally holds a joint. laughing
  4. Sharky
    Sharky 13 October 2014 07: 40
    +3
    As a result, in 2012, Major Armstrong was sentenced to one year of imprisonment conditionally and fired from the ranks of the British army.
    It is strange that they also gave a deadline, the US military generally avoids all punishments, and that Britain does not cover its own, or what?
    1. Hairy Siberian
      Hairy Siberian 13 October 2014 07: 46
      +1
      It’s just that the Americans don’t have an evil queen.
    2. RusDV
      RusDV 13 October 2014 08: 13
      +2
      Quote: Sharky
      It is strange that they also gave a deadline, the US military generally avoids all punishments, and that Britain does not cover its own, or what?

      for crimes against the Afghans, the arrogant Saxons do not punish their ..... but for crimes against the British crown (false reports to the British command) they always punished ....
  5. Viktor Kudinov
    Viktor Kudinov 13 October 2014 07: 43
    +2
    And the major, probably, remained confident that he had accomplished the feat by repelling the soldiers from a continuous wall of fire of superior enemy forces.
  6. parusnik
    parusnik 13 October 2014 07: 43
    +3
    The British, to review the list of all who were awarded ... For the peppy reports of the West .. in Afghanistan, the Taliban is over ...
  7. Siberian German
    Siberian German 13 October 2014 07: 43
    +3
    Well, we also had a lot in Chechnya especially - unfortunately, I couldn’t hear that they were deprived of their orders - well done British - we would be so - if anyone didn’t understand, I can’t judge about our former defense minister
  8. pv1005
    pv1005 13 October 2014 07: 45
    +5
    But nothing happens in our country, the whole country is buzzing (not like two corporals) about the exploits of Gorbachev, Serdyukov and Co. and everyone is hurt. am
    1. RU-Officer
      RU-Officer 13 October 2014 08: 16
      +2
      Bravo, "pv1005" (Pavel) !!! It's a pity - you can only add a plus once. good
      How quickly the scandal with the Gold Star of Serdyukov faded out - a fairy tale right! bully
      Unfortunately, we do not know all our "heroes" by sight ... belay
      Why do I love my country? You never get bored. laughing
  9. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 13 October 2014 07: 46
    +2
    It is a pity that the deception was revealed and became known to the queen herself .. This major could become a general and in a high position would have tarnished the honest name of the "Irish guards" more than once.
  10. stayer
    stayer 13 October 2014 07: 52
    +3
    During a search of Armstrong’s apartment, it was established that secret documents were stored on his personal computer. In addition, a broken pistol, 270 rounds, and a syringe with morphine were discovered.

    According to the law of the Hollywood genre, if they have a bad guy, he is both a drug addict and a pervert and murderer. And everyone around should understand this from the first frame. Therefore, morphine was found in the quantity of 1 piece, probably also planted on porn sites with child pornography, nonsense.
  11. sv68
    sv68 13 October 2014 07: 53
    +1
    you will not expose yourself as a heroroy, and you won’t give the order !!! laughing
  12. Bronik
    Bronik 13 October 2014 07: 56
    +1
    How many new heroes will appear in the war with the IG, will be tired of rewarding.
  13. Romass
    Romass 13 October 2014 08: 06
    0
    Major, since he had earned his rank, he was right. Everything was according to the West Lechtsian czestim. The astronaut envied the despicable Sakes, defamed the good name of the officer .... They are scoundrels, all of these and those. Sucks are their moral value.
  14. Jurkovs
    Jurkovs 13 October 2014 08: 09
    +1
    A strange method of rewarding, "from the words of the recipient." Do not check if all the other HEROES !!!
    1. RusDV
      RusDV 13 October 2014 08: 17
      +2
      Quote: Jurkovs
      A strange method of rewarding, "from the words of the recipient." Do not check if all the other HEROES !!!

      What are you ...!? Onegentmenmenmen ....! Everyone should take their word for it .... belay
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  15. Dragon-y
    Dragon-y 13 October 2014 08: 39
    0
    "Mr. Major, if you are" de-beat ", then say so, and there is no need to break the pistol! .."
    I could not fix it, or I specially broke it? .. (like MMG did)
  16. Leonidych
    Leonidych 13 October 2014 09: 54
    0
    maybe another Armstrong should be checked .... was he on the moon?
  17. Eaglealex
    Eaglealex 13 October 2014 18: 17
    0
    "Mistress, bullets whistled over our heads ...
    -And the boots did not whistle over you ?! "
    Piggy Funtik (not to be confused with Piston ...)