While West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green whines about the effect of the PlayStation and other video game consoles on the quality of England’s football play, the top general in the British Army has only praise for the “PlayStation Generation”.
As reported by icWales, British Army Chief of the General Staff Sir Richard Dannatt (left) praise the efforts of his nation’s young soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq:
There is no doubt in my mind that our people, whether from the specialist Air Assault and Commando Brigades, or from the Ground Manoeuvre Brigades are all up to the job.
There was a time when commentators and some more experienced members of the Army expressed concern as to whether the ‘PlayStation generation’ were up to dealing with the gritty bloody conflict. Our young soldiers, drawn from across British society, are more than a match for what is required of them and I salute every one of them.
The courage, steadfastness and professionalism of our soldiers has been exemplary.
Dannatt made his remarks during an address to the Cardiff Business Club.