May England never forget her brave

Nov 11 2012

England mourns for her dead across the sea,

Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,

Fallen in the cause of the free. Read more…

R.I.P soldiers at the going down of the sun you will always be remembered xxx

Mar 08 2012

Six soldiers  killed in Afghanistan bringing the total loss to 404, They lost their lives from a cowards bomb on foreign soil in Afghanistan.

Sergeant Nigel Coupe, aged 33.1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment

Corporal Jake Hartley, 20,

Private Anthony Frampton, 20,

Private Christopher Kershaw, 19,

Private Daniel Wade, 20

Private Daniel Wilford, 21.

3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment

 

Words fail me this day – I cant begin to imagine  how the parents  are coping with there terrible loss. Read more…

Join the Army and travel the world!!

Jun 13 2011

Join the Army and travel the world!!

 

The adverts used to entice young men and woman with that slogan – Now, its a completely different world.

 

What is a soldier’s job?

To pledge his/her allegiance to queen and country to carry out the orders of his/her superiors without challenging or obstructing them.

Many films make the lifestyle of a soldier exciting – full of wonderment fast cars and espionage, a real James Bond existence or Rambo character.

 

No one mentions the loneliness of war for the solider or the aching to see their loved ones for 6 plus months at a time. When a comrade is shot within ten feet of the solider he has to get his friend and comrade to safety and carry on. War has many victims and not just the ones who lose their lives in an endless turmoil of blood and conquest. Many men go off to war after the birth of a child and when returning sees a toddler they don’t recognize and the child shies away not recognizing the daddy stood before them. Read more…

My son prepares for Afghanistan front line

Mar 31 2011

Today I received an email link that brought home to me the reality of my youngest son’s choice of career. I had just left him and his heavily pregnant girlfriend after eating a lovely lunch and enjoying their company.

My son is a British soldier and will be deployed for the second time to Afghanistan in the next few weeks. I know what he does is his choice and that he is proud to serve his country. I look at him with unimaginable thoughts racing through my mind. He is a sergeant and a very muscular man – a father to his son and a father to be to his unborn daughter.

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