Blood, bombs and boys talk

#2
I've worked with Martin Tye, pretty shite to know he's been injured to be honest, he always struck me as a good lad. Gutted for him.
 
#3
Typical of Alex to steal the show! Good article - a little dubious about the ethics of reporting on events you were privy to as a relative, but nonetheless, the sort of article that needs to be written.

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#4
Sad stories, but they must be told. Wishing all a speedy recovery from their injuries.
 
#5
very well written, and I think it was good to be able to use his "relative" stance to tell his story.
 
#6
Great article, good to see the lads making the most of the humour especially the Rfn and the marble.
 

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#7
Good to see a well written piece.

Think it presents a very clear picture of reality for those badly wounded.
 
#8
An incredible piece.!

The resilience of those men is mind blowing. I wish them all the best in their recovery.

Thanks for posting
 
#9
Quality bit this:

I asked one of the soldiers whether he’d get a medal equivalent to America’s Purple Heart, automatically awarded to US soldiers wounded in action. “No. That would be like admitting you’ve got shit drills,” he replied.
 
#10
I read the piece yesterday. I think it is an excellent bit of writing - not least because the author is an 'insider' with no need to ask the daft/insensitive/sensation-seeking "how does it feel . . ." questions that seem to pass for journalism these days.

As an aside, I instantly clocked the RAMC Brig in charge of the mil wing at Selly Oak, who is married to one of my wife's old nursing mates. He is an 18-carat top bloke, and I am really pleased the lads there have got him looking after their interests.
 

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