Cpl Budd VC

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The widow of a soldier who died saving seven comrades has collected the first posthumous Victoria Cross to be awarded since the Falklands war.

Corporal Bryan Budd, 29, of Ripon, North Yorkshire, was killed when he single-handedly stormed a Taleban position in Afghanistan in August.

Cpl Budd's widow, Lorena, 23, collected the honour from the Queen at a private ceremony in Buckingham Palace.
Full story from the BBC.

A bitter-sweet event for Cpl Budd's family, no doubt, but proper recognition of his heroic actions.

Rest In Peace.
 
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Agreed.
In the finest tradition of our Armed Forces. When it comes to Mrs Budd telling her children what happened to their dad,they'll know he passed on saving the lives of his mates.
RIP Cpl Budd.
 
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offog said:
There has been talk in the local press (Scunthorpe) of naming one of the new secondary schools after him. I am sure that they would like your opinion.

http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/ContactUs/

http://www.thisisscunthorpe.co.uk/scunthorpenews.html
I'm all for this but I notice that Cpl Budd VC was from Ripon, 75 miles away in Yorkshire. I've drafted a letter to NorthLincs council but could someone explain why a school in Scunthorpe would be named after him when he came from Ripon?
I think I've missed something here.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
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RIP Cpl Budd VC

I think this idea of naming a school after someone who really did uphold everything that is good about this country is a wonderful idea.
You can take the piss out of the yanks but their sense of respect for their country is outstanding (i.e. the flag being displayed in each school classroom and everyday folks being able to run up a flag outside there home without being branded racist or attacked).
It's one of the best ideas I have heard anywhere for ages but no doubt some prick on the council will object. :thumleft:
 
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Napoleon_Bunnyparte said:
RIP Cpl Budd VC

I think this idea of naming a school after someone who really did uphold everything that is good about this country is a wonderful idea.
You can take the piss out of the yanks but their sense of respect for their country is outstanding (i.e. the flag being displayed in each school classroom and everyday folks being able to run up a flag outside there home without being branded racist or attacked).
It's one of the best ideas I have heard anywhere for ages but no doubt some prick on the council will object. :thumleft:
Well NB, from what I hear, all on the council are in favour!

LARD
 
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Not wanting to belittle this outstanding feat of bravery, I personally think we should also recognise the actions of Corporal Wright and his postumous George Cross.
 
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In the finest traditions of both his Regiment and the British Army.

...'greater love than this no man hath than to lay down his life for his friends'...

My sincere respect and my deepest condolances to your Family, Unit and Friends. A true hero. RIP
 
#14
RIP to a great hero,and I to think the school idea is excellent.I hope his family like the idea as well
 
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Napoleon_Bunnyparte said:
I think this idea of naming a school after someone who really did uphold everything that is good about this country is a wonderful idea.
You can take the urine out of the yanks but their sense of respect for their country is outstanding (i.e. the flag being displayed in each school classroom and everyday folks being able to run up a flag outside there home without being branded racist or attacked).
It's one of the best ideas I have heard anywhere for ages...
Agreed!

tamecrab said:
Not wanting to belittle this outstanding feat of bravery, I personally think we should also recognise the actions of Corporal Wright and his postumous George Cross.
Indeed - I should have included Cpl Wright GC on this thread - they were both incredibly brave men.
 
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DozyBint said:
Napoleon_Bunnyparte said:
I think this idea of naming a school after someone who really did uphold everything that is good about this country is a wonderful idea.
You can take the urine out of the yanks but their sense of respect for their country is outstanding (i.e. the flag being displayed in each school classroom and everyday folks being able to run up a flag outside there home without being branded racist or attacked).
It's one of the best ideas I have heard anywhere for ages...
Agreed!

tamecrab said:
Not wanting to belittle this outstanding feat of bravery, I personally think we should also recognise the actions of Corporal Wright and his postumous George Cross.
Indeed - I should have included Cpl Wright GC on this thread - they were both incredibly brave men.
Here Here!
 
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Supported by a number of hundreds of other ordinarily brave men
 
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RIP to a great man. I would be so honoured to have my children go to a school named after a VC winner. There is no greater type of individual as far as I am concerned.
 
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western said:
Supported by a number of hundreds of other ordinarily brave men
I do not doubt the bravery of the thousands of (publicly) nameless, faceless soldiers but amongst these men (and women) are those deemed more than “ordinarily brave” by their peers. I am not in a position to personally comment upon degrees of bravery (and I apologise for the SPAMness of this comment) but I salute each and every one of you who has shown bravery, extraordinary or otherwise.

Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.
~ George S. Patton
 

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