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Marines Prepare For Warfare In A Travelodge

by | 7th, April 2008

travelodge1.jpgTHE Ministry of Defence is preparing Marines for battle and possible kidnap by housing them in a Travelodge.

The Sun says 80 Marines are training for urban warfare, depravation and the grim realities of the frontline in Afghanistan by toughening up in Barnstaple’s Travelodge.

The Sun says the Marines’ base in Chivenor, Devon, is full so the MoD has taken to billeting the soldiers in 45 rooms on a motel.

The paper says that this all costs a great deal of money, and that at $65-a-night the cost is £610,000. To compound this price, all Marines are away for three weeks on Easter Leave, a respite from the merciless Hell of budget accommodation.

The Sun’s reporter swallow hard and venues into the Travelodge. He walks in “unchallenged”. He says the Marines are not present.

But look again, dear reporter. That shifty-looking waiter in the melting boots has the narrow gaze of a trained killer. The cartridge in the receptionists’ pen doesn’t quite fit the barrel.

And that group of men sat with pillow cases on their heads might be an Arab Stag do on a weekender, but can anyone be certain..?

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