- 27-08-2012, 12:10 #41
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A warrior's farewell to a fallen comrade.
Rodney2qIn the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism....all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old. Because one has suffered in years gone by, it is necessary to suffer more, which does not seem exactly fair.
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- 27-08-2012, 17:24 #42
c.80,000 views now.Bravo Bravo sets himself a depressingly low standard which he consistently fails to achieve.
- 27-08-2012, 17:37 #43
Don't usually post on this type of thread but that was truly magnificent.
Thanks for putting it up BB.You're all puffs.
Tour Dodging No-Mark Gongless Cold War Warrior, Cheers Easy ©1975-1987.
- 27-08-2012, 19:08 #44
B_B thank you for this, it is indeed a most moving but fine and fascinating send-off for their three fellow fallen warriors.
I am sure many on here would be most interested in the cultural & ceremonial significance.
It appeared to be for serving soldiers only - no NZTV or civilians and I am not entirely sure family were there?
Maybe in the first shot walking behind the hearses.
A very burly Maori captain [holding a crutch] appeared also to be wearing a chaplain's stole, and then at 1:37
you can see a Maori club being brandished whilst a Kiwi officer takes a knee at the front of the hearse.
Also, the first time I have seen a woman take part in a Haka.
I hope there are some Kiwis who can advise on this most moving and appropriate of send-offs for fallen comrades.
The comments on YT -especially the Ramp ceremony vid- are quite extraordinary in their ignorance as well as their virulence.
RIP Kiwis.The Dogs bark, but the Caravan moves on...
Pambere ne Jongwe
- 27-08-2012, 19:41 #45
I had the honour of serving with that battalion on Long Look many moons ago. Without a doubt some of the finest soldiers I have come across anywhere. I had to learn the haka when I first joined the battalion.
The company I served with went to Western Samoa for an exercise in the jungle for 6 weeks. When we landed and stepped off the aircraft, the company formed a half circle, laid down our weapons and performed a haka for the Samoan big wigs gathered to meet us. That really put the hairs up on the back of my neck! It certainly puts you in the mood for a scrap!
- 27-08-2012, 19:56 #46
I was ignorant thinking the Haka was just for sporting events but this puts it in a new light, what a spectacular send off for a fallen Kiwi. I had a shiver up my spine watching it and when it dropped to silence it made the tribute even more hard hitting. Respect.
- 27-08-2012, 19:56 #47"In war the loser deserves to lose because his defeat must result from errors of thinking, made either before or during the conflict" Gen Andre Beaufre
- 27-08-2012, 20:07 #48
ATG I think you have missed the point here suggest you watch the video on page 1 againI read Arrse - that's not an alternative to palmestry
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- 27-08-2012, 20:11 #49"In war the loser deserves to lose because his defeat must result from errors of thinking, made either before or during the conflict" Gen Andre Beaufre
- 27-08-2012, 20:12 #50
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What a send off! Farewell Kiwis.I loved the training. All we had to do was bayonet sacks full of straw. Even I could do that. I remember saying to my mum...."These sacks'll be easy to outwit in a battle situation"