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    British Soldier 'Kept Taliban Body Parts'

    The Ministry of Defence is investigating reports that a soldier kept the fingers of dead Taliban insurgents as "souvenirs".



    The Ministry of Defence has launched an investigation after allegations emerged



    It is believed the soldier is a member of the Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, the 5th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
    The Regiment last served in Afghanistan between September 2010 and April of this year.
    They were based in Helmand Province, where they were heavily involved with training local police.
    The allegations are now being examined by the MoD's special investigations branch.
    A spokesman said: "This is a very serious allegation and it would be wrong for us to comment. An investigation is ongoing."
    In July 2010 a Ghurka soldier was ordered back to the UK after he cut off the head of a dead Taliban commander.
    The incident happened after his unit was told they must prove they had killed the right man.


    Taliban 'Souvenirs': MoD Investigates Claim British Soldier Kept Body Parts Of Dead Fighters | UK News | Sky News



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    He should feel the full weight of the law. There's no excuse !!

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    In July 2010 a Ghurka soldier was ordered back to the UK after he cut off the head of a dead Taliban commander.
    The incident happened after his unit was told they must prove they had killed the right man.
    That would seem fairly logical to a ghurka. They should have been a bit more explicit and given him a digital camera.

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    would have to send him back to old blighty for retraining on how to take the lens cap off...not a sensible idea that

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    Maybe he had a relation in the past who was an archer.
    Or he was ex mercenary,keep the fingers to receive payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Maybe he had a relation in the past who was an archer.
    Or he was ex mercenary,keep the fingers to receive payment.
    An Archer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcherBKK View Post
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    Maybe he had a relation in the past who was an archer.
    Or he was ex mercenary,keep the fingers to receive payment.
    An Archer?
    Years gone bye the French used to cut 2 fingers off the longbow men.
    At the battle of Agincourt the longbow men stuck 2 fingers up at the french,to show they were fit and healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    At the battle of Agincourt the longbow men stuck 2 fingers up at the french,to show they were fit and healthy.
    .... and then stuck an arrow through the nearest frog to prove it

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    Brings a whole new perspective to the saying " taking your work home with you".

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    Far better to place these dead muslims in a pig carcass. They ain't going to heaven now. It worked as a deterrent for the British in Palestine during the 20s and 30s.

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    souvenirs,to take home.
    still a sick foker.
    he'll be home permanently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey View Post
    Maybe he had a relation in the past who was an archer.
    Or he was ex mercenary,keep the fingers to receive payment.
    An Archer?
    Years gone bye the French used to cut 2 fingers off the longbow men.
    At the battle of Agincourt the longbow men stuck 2 fingers up at the french,to show they were fit and healthy.
    Ahh I see... Thanks for that

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    Bit harsh on the Ghurka. He was just following orders.


    As for the other story....


    .....well it is a Scottish mob...!

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    quite common during the bush war between south africa and the angolans and cubans iin angola in '76.
    many of the guys would keep a finger or an ear as a souvenir- plenty of the army "garry's" (landrovers) had a rotting finger on the keyring.

    no plomplem- just a dead kaffir's finger.
    he wanted to kill you
    you won
    kept a souvenir.

    if HE had won, he would probably have taken your eyeballs and your testicles.

    btw:

    plenty was said at the time about south africa's presence in angola at the time, but nobody seems to question the fact that when it ended, there seemed to be no prisoners of war left to release (by either side)
    we had a few tame ones in a cage that we wouyld taunt and spit on from time to time, but it seems there was no real policy on either side regarding prisoners of war.

    ...never got the chance to take a finger or an ear for myself, tho- they were in great demand as fashion accessories at the time!
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    I think a view NVA ended up missing an ear every now and again as well.

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    It's not as though they needed the finger any more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    I think a view NVA ended up missing an ear every now and again as well.
    ---- During the VN war I complained to an American Colonel and a VN general about a rogue VN commando who had cut off the ear of a young draft dodger. He was put on a helicopter and sent to Saigon. When they arrived he wasn't there anymore.
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