2 British Soldiers Killed in Basra - Thread of Condolence

#2
This from the MOD site:

Two British soldiers died following the ambush of a military convoy south-west of Basrah on 28 September 2004. An armoured Land Rover was badly damaged, and as troops sought to extract the casualties, they came under small arms fire. Further details will be withheld until the soldiers' families have been informed.

Terrible news.
 
#4
Condolances to the relatives. How many more before security is beefed up over there and we can get on with the job with out political interferance???
:evil: :evil: :evil:
 
#5
Unbelieveable that ITN news could not manage to make this their main headline. Instead it came after the 'incredible breaking story' that Tony Blair is due to make a speech at his Party Conference in Brighton today.
 
#7
Forces_Sweetheart said:
Unbelieveable that ITN news could not manage to make this their main headline. Instead it came after the 'incredible breaking story' that Tony Blair is due to make a speech at his Party Conference in Brighton today.
Its a discrace. News channels do not care for iraq now.
 
#9
Once again ,with great sadness and a mounting anger I type this.

Condolences to the family , colleagues and friends of the fallen.

PTP
 

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#10
Forces_Sweetheart said:
Unbelieveable that ITN news could not manage to make this their main headline. Instead it came after the 'incredible breaking story' that Tony Blair is due to make a speech at his Party Conference in Brighton today.
How 'fitting' that such news can take second place behind a slime ball like Bliar. How many more?

RIP.
 
#13
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
 
#14
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning,
We will remember them.
 
#17
It makes me so angry that this is a forgotten war in all but political terms for the media. Our soldiers are risking their lives every single day but this is not deemed worthy of ongoing coverage. The BBC has issued some interesting stats following the sad announcement of the two deaths today, which demonstrate that our boys are not out there biulding sandcastles...

Last month, the British Army fired 100,000 rounds of ammunition in southern Iraq.

The British base in al-Ammara sustained more than 400 direct mortar hits.

The British battalion there counted some 853 separate attacks of different kinds: mortars, roadside bombs, rockets and machine-gun fire.
 
#19
BBC News 24 1300 hrs report led with this. Good for them.

Condolences to family and friends. The BBC reports that they died trying to rescue others who were ambushed.
 
#20
If the ambush/rescue bit is correct, hope they get written up and a posthumous gong sent to NOKs. More effort on this than getting a CO his MBE citation written please.

Not as good as getting thier loved one home, but a measure of credit and thanks. Condolences to families, comrades, and to those who will silently work on getting personal effects sorted, the CVO, the burial parties trained....
 

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