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A rare public display of pomp and ceremony

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News report on Yahoo - "who have historically kept tight-lipped about their military life" made me laugh.

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Hundreds of people have lined the streets to watch Territorial Army troops on parade in a rare public display of pomp and ceremony.

Some 150 of the soldiers, who have historically kept tight-lipped about their military life, marched through the west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea to a reception held in their honour.

Many of the troops, who belong to the The Royal Yeomanry, have served in Iraq and Afghanistan alongside the regular Army.

Others were hoping to deploy to Afghanistan in the coming months, insisting they were undeterred by the death of six soldiers this week in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in the country since 2001.

Trooper Darren Thorpe, who has volunteered for a tour there later this year, said the killings did not change his feelings about deploying.

The 20-year-old electrician from Croydon in south London said: "When we sign up, we know the risks we're facing.

"There's obviously still danger out there but it doesn't change my opinion. We are still achieving our goals there."

He also expressed appreciation for those members of the public who had turned out to show their support for him and his comrades.

"Some people forget about the TA and don't realise how much TA soldiers deploy out there and do an equal job," he said.

Lance Corporal Chris Thompson, 27, from Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, said morale had been "fantastic" during his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009-10.
 
#2
News report on Yahoo - "who have historically kept tight-lipped about their military life" made me laugh.

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Hundreds of people have lined the streets to watch Territorial Army troops on parade in a rare public display of pomp and ceremony.

Some 150 of the soldiers, who have historically kept tight-lipped about their military life, marched through the west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea to a reception held in their honour.

I suspect that the Captain concerned will rue the day he made that comment, though I suspect he was given that line to push by those well trained heroes that make up the RFCA/Sabre/Army recruitment.


Well done to the chaps for getting through a busy freedom parade weekend!
 
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News report on Yahoo - "who have historically kept tight-lipped about their military life" made me laugh.

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15 people have lined the streets to watch Territorial Army troops on parade in a rare public display of pomp and ceremony.

Some 150 of the soldiers, who have historically can't stop talking about their military life, marched through the west London borough of Kensington and Chelsea to a reception held in their honour.

Many of the troops, who belong to the The Royal Yeomanry, have served in Iraq and Afghanistan alongside the regular Army.

Others were cacking it at the thought of deploying to Afghanistan in the coming months, insisting they were a bit concerned by the death of six soldiers this week in the deadliest single enemy attack on UK forces in the country since 2001.

Trooper Darren Thorpe, who has volunteered for a tour there later this year, said the killings did not change his feelings about deploying and that he was looking forward to taking names and zapping gooks.

The 20-year-old Art Student from Croydon in south London lisped: "When we sign up, we know the risks we're facing, just hope some knob hasn't nicked my place on Britains got talent when I get back...he then tripped over his oddly shaped feet.

"There's obviously still danger out there and no Macky D's, but it doesn't change my opinion. We are still achieving our goals there until we leave then it'll revert back to the 12th Century."

He also expressed appreciation for those members of the public who had turned out to show their support for him and his comrades....even the ones who were only there cos their telly's had broken.

"Some people forget about the TA and don't realise how much TA soldiers deploy out there and do an stabtastic job," he said.

Lance Corporal Chris Thompson, 27, from Kingston-upon-Thames in Surrey, said morale had been " lower than a snake's belly" during his tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2009-10.
fixed that for you :safe:
 

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