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News story: Defenders of Camp Bastion recognised in Operational Honours List

Discussion in 'MoD News' started by MoD_RSS, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. MoD_RSS

    MoD_RSS Clanker

  2. The13thDukeOfWybourne

    The13thDukeOfWybourne Clanker MiA (Donor)

    Sweet Lord, they'll be living off this battle for years. Every RAF Regt bloke you speak to will have been there.
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  3. Davetheclown


    I was the fourth man on the barrier, ffs. Another thing for the RAF to justify its existence, how many enemy aircraft have they shot down since the second world war? errr think its ONE.
  4. sunnoficarus

    sunnoficarus Clanker

    Don't be such a cynic - people were rudely awakened.

  5. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt Clanker Book Reviewer

    did it have a balcony then?

    I'd have thought they would have got the forlorn hope badge for storming the breach
  6. beefer

    beefer Clanker Supporter - GCM

    Sergeant Geddes’ citation reads:

    Geddes prevented his position from being overrun until the arrival of reinforcements, and ensured that the casualties were extracted to safety.
    He provided invaluable situational awareness of enemy dispositions, and insisted on leading the assaulting troops to the enemy position, immediately finding himself back in the thick of the action, directing and guiding his men in pressing home the attack.

    At first light, when the airfield had been secured, Geddes was extracted for medical attention - pausing only to shoot **** out of his body armour - but only because he was ordered to.
    vampireuk, ugly, Purple_Flash and 4 others like this.
  7. Kybosh

    Kybosh Clanker

  8. ADBO

    ADBO Clanker

    Never mind "I was in the balcony" it'll be "I was second in the tent"!! Joking aside, well done to one and all. It takes bollocks and good leadership to head toward bangs, thumps and bad things are happening.
  9. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt Clanker Book Reviewer

    now that's not fair the raf took out the entire fleet air arm the other year without loss of life.
  10. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt Clanker Book Reviewer

    so do I get a medal for going upstairs when she's looking for something obvious then?
  11. Davetheclown


    lots of lads do this every day on Patrol, think the Oakleys and Volleyball court were under threat, short range desert group blue polyester wearing self promoting twats, one even got a medal for bruising his knee,
    17THSEPTEMBER1944 and Kybosh like this.
  12. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Clanker

    Gripping stuff, as we've come to expect from our favourite newsfeed.
  13. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt Clanker Book Reviewer

    it was a nasty bruise though, he had a limp and everything
    vampireuk likes this.
  14. cloudbuster

    cloudbuster Clanker

    I'm sure that a Knickerbocker Glory and a big slice of pizza later he was back to fighting-fitness and ready for that barrier.
  15. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt Clanker Book Reviewer

    what a guy - I bet his colleagues call him 'ace' behind his back.
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