11 November

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11 November

Postby sammy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:51 am

Just couldn't let today go by with thinking of good friends and mates from our regiment that paid the ultimate price.
May they always be honoured for the sacrifice that they gave just doing their duty for Queen and country. I will always be proud to have been able to call them friends.
Sammy

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Re: 11 November

Postby sammy » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:19 am

Just thought to add their names
John (sheb) Woolley, George Hajda, John Lloyd, Ernest Platt, Vic Moseley, Ian Armstrong, Robert Williams-Wynn, John Bell, John Tyson, Mick Cotton, Mick Herbert, Colin Wetherall-Pepper & Ernie Pagget.
God Bless them
Sammy.

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Re: 11 November

Postby Hawk195 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 pm

Sammy

I have never missed a parade since leaving the Regiment apart from twice when I was in hospital. We should also think about their families too.

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Re: 11 November

Postby 27 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:56 pm

Sammy.

Just got back from Cenotaph in St Peters square in Manchester always go on 11th of November and attend a local Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.


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Re: 11 November

Postby PINKY » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:17 pm

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

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Re: 11 November

Postby 27 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:56 am

Found this on the internet


Where are you going, Young Fellow My Lad,
On this glittering morn of May?"
"I'm going to join the Colours, Dad;
They're looking for men, they say."
"But you're only a boy, Young Fellow My Lad;
You aren't obliged to go."
"I'm seventeen and a quarter, Dad,
And ever so strong, you know."
* * * *
"So you're off to France, Young Fellow My Lad,
And you're looking so fit and bright."
"I'm terribly sorry to leave you, Dad,
But I feel that I'm doing right."
"God bless you and keep you, Young Fellow My Lad,
You're all of my life, you know."
"Don't worry. I'll soon be back, dear Dad,
And I'm awfully proud to go."
* * * *
"Why don't you write, Young Fellow My Lad?
I watch for the post each day;
And I miss you so, and I'm awfully sad,
And it's months since you went away.
And I've had the fire in the parlour lit,
And I'm keeping it burning bright
Till my boy comes home; and here I sit
Into the quiet night.
* * * *
"What is the matter, Young Fellow My Lad?
No letter again to-day.
Why did the postman look so sad,
And sigh as he turned away?
I hear them tell that we've gained new ground,
But a terrible price we've paid:
God grant, my boy, that you're safe and sound;
But oh I'm afraid, afraid."
* * * *
"They've told me the truth, Young Fellow My Lad:
You'll never come back again:
(Oh God! the dreams and the dreams I've had,
and the hopes I've nursed in vain!)
For you passed in the night, Young Fellow My Lad,
And you proved in the cruel test
Of the screaming shell and the battle hell
That my boy was one of the best.
"So you'll live, you'll live, Young Fellow My Lad,
In the gleam of the evening star,
In the wood-note wild and the laugh of the child,
In all sweet things that are.
And you'll never die, my wonderful boy,
While life is noble and true;
For all our beauty and hope and joy
We will owe to our lads like you."



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Re: 11 November

Postby Bill Bentley » Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:08 pm

Don't want to upset anybody but, I find it hard to swallow, all that effort and money going into remembering our fallen comrades and far too little being done for former service people who are alive and barely surviving on the street today. I understand there are more former service personnel on the street now than at any time since just after WWII. Perhaps the focus should be brought forward, say a 100 years ...

Yes I know that many are alky's and not easy to deal with, but does that not come from having been given duty free booze while in service, if the services were an industry this would be classed as a work related illness. The same argument applies to duty free fags and cancer, especially lung cancer. But I can't recall the RBL using its lawyers to fight this case ...

Like you all, I shall remember my comrades departed, who could forget, but you are unlikely to see me at one of those mega parades.

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Re: 11 November

Postby sammy » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:22 pm

Hi Bill,
I agree with you, it is a known fact that there large numbers of ex service men/women now homeless, living on the streets. These poor souls gave their all for this country and returned so damaged that they cannot fit back into civilian life. They fall out with family and friends, lose contact with all their support systems and cannot cope with things that they have seen, experienced and done which makes normal life so difficult for them.
Nobody, certainly not the government wants to be reminded of the debt that we owe to them, its far easier for society to forget how these people got into the state that they are in.
They are just as disabled as those who came back having lost limbs, but their disability is only visible in what appears to be an other drunk laying in the gutter.
Yet these were those proud,smart,brave young men that we sent into the terrible situations that have caused them to be in their current state.
The RBL are trying to give help and need things like 11 November parades to raise money to help them as the rest of society could not careless. In fact the government is currently spending more on persecuting ex servicemen who served in Ulster than on the care of these heros.
Would we sign on again today knowing what we do about the help we could now expect?
Sammy

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Re: 11 November

Postby Hawk195 » Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:00 pm

Sammy

How wise you are

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