28years tonight

Pararegtom

LE
Book Reviewer
#1
It,s gone so quickly, Goose Green 28th May 1982 . RIP all those lads,who wont be coming home. And raise your glasses tonight in memory of the fallen. of all Arms from the conflict.

Unitrique Paratus
 
#4
Is it really so long already?

RIP to the lads of all capbadges and services.
 
#5
Crikey 28 years, where has that gone???

Great shout Tom,

RIP

Arte et Marte
 
#6
verticalgyro said:
Watching the news and reading the stories about the Falklands is what got me interested in the Army as a boy.

For all the lads who paid the ultimate price, and those who still suffer, I'll raise a glass later.
So you do have an heart?.'poofter'. :)
 
#8
indeed , this was the war that inspired me to join up as a lad , i did too and served 14 years, God rest all the fallen. R I P
 
#9
Good Call, ditto!

Out of interest, how many on ARRSE where down there in 1982? Just looking through my piccies now, where did the last 28 years go? Like you mate, I still feel 20. Down in there in 82, 83, and again in 84.
 
#10
I remember all of this on tv as a young kid. As schoolboys we loved it! But of course we were ignorant of the human cost, God bless the fallen and well done to 2 PARA for putting the Great back in Great Britain our first land victory of the campaign. RIP to the fallen and respect to the vets specially those who bore scars afterwards.
 
#12
RIP, and respect to all those that fought.

A_D, just out of curiosity, Im assuming that returning there in 83 and 84 was to garrison the islands?

Seems harsh that the units sent for that duty were the ones that fought, I would have thought that the guys wouldn't have wanted to return so soon, bringing back bad memories and the such?
 
#14
Those of us who didn't go south in '82 were immensely proud of what you and your colleagues achieved.

Well done and fondly remembered.

Cheers.
 
#15
Ruddles said:
RIP, and respect to all those that fought.

A_D, just out of curiosity, Im assuming that returning there in 83 and 84 was to garrison the islands?

Seems harsh that the units sent for that duty were the ones that fought, I would have thought that the guys wouldn't have wanted to return so soon, bringing back bad memories and the such?
As support arms, after 82, we where not subject to unit postings, but rather individual tours. So on return we where at the mercy of manning and records, and for me my first turnaround was 4 months after returning back to my parent unit. Spent my subsequent tours in Port San Carlos, Ajax, and Fox Bay, with a jolly back to S. Georgia. I have promised myself that I will go back one more time.


NB. Just to add, that as a support arm, I have nothing but admiration for the achievments of the teeth arms in 82, good shits every last one!.
 
#16
RIP,lads.Thanks again.
 
#17
And I will ask that a glass be raised for 42 Commando who started their move to Mount Kent and Mount Challenger, 45 Commando who were advancing on Douglas, and 3 Para who moved out to Teal Inlet
 
#18
Then, I was young fit and keen, and now I'm nearly 50, fat and f#cked. Sometimes it seems a lifetime ago, sometimes like yesterday. Like most I made it back, R.I.P. to those who didn't.
 
#19
Thank you for the most deserved reminder.
I had the very pleasure of getting to know Stu Russell in the 70s as a nipper when CCF skiing with Para Regt in Bavaria.
Top man and a credit to his Battalion & Regiment, who went on to do great things over the next 30 years.
Goose Green was a remarkable action by great men and may the fallen rest in peace.
Sláinte mhaith gentlemen!
 
#20
I was out by then, but in my opinion the greatest war movie ever made was by the BBC who recorded it and showed it to us.

Made me fcukin' proud!

Good drills lads, living and dead.
 

Similar threads

Latest Threads