But worryingly, when the water dropped and some of the colour vanished, there didn't appear to be any great run of back-enders
"The Pave Hawk is a vessel to take the PJs where they need to be and for the back-enders
(gunners) to be able to protect those PJs so they are able to get around," said Rains.
Passing through 2,000 feet, the "moles," as the back-enders affectionately are called, turned their seats and began to check the weapon system.
Our pilots were so unimpressed with what just had happened they chose not to tell the back-enders. Why bother us?
Back-enders, focusing on events at the conclusion of the criminal justice process, favor punishment for its own sake and for its deterrent effects.
As it turned out, this politics of crime heavily favored back-enders as it produced fervent support for capital punishment and a nationwide movement toward three-strikes and other mandatory-sentencing laws.
But the back-enders leave their audiences with an incomplete picture, for nearly everyone who goes to prison eventually gets released.
A keen frost does wonders for those salmon anglers who fish on into November on rivers like the Tweed and the Nith where you can catch big, powerful back-enders
right up till the end of the month.
The call was finally made to RTB, and I asked the back-enders
if they were ready for the break.
On the Solway, the 50 mile long river Nith, one of the last bastions of autumn fishing, will also undoubtedly produce some big back-enders
On the Solway, the 50-mile long River Nith, one of the last bastions of autumn fishing, will undoubtedly produce some big back-enders. It's reportedly got quite a few fish in it.
Not every fish in these river systems, however, is a prime back-ender. There are plenty of big, old red cock fish about and black hens full of spawn.
There, many rivers produce genuine back-enders
- big, powerful, silver salmon straight in from the sea and in prime condition.