I am sure that you have all seen the news about the death of Ben Poole the Son of one of my good friends, who died whilst on selection with the Specials. I was on holiday while it happened, and heard the news yesterday. I was heart broken for his family and as my Son only joined up on the 7th of July it was brought home to me how easily we loose loved ones. I am attending the funeral in Jersey on Thursday, and will find it really tough. My thoughts are with everyone who has lost a Son, and specially those that have lost Sons and loved ones who were serving their country. See: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2478605/Royal-Marine-Benjamin-Poole-collapses-and-dies-on-special-forces-training.html http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1040069/Army-rapped-beasting-death-Marine-gruelling-forced-punishment-march.html I am not too sure that the press have it right, and would have thought that privacy for the family would be right and proper until it was known what exactly happened. His family are really nice, and deserve better coverage, and so do the Services. I am not suprised though to see the papers making head lines out of speculaiton, but not happy about it. Kind regards to all this death has touched.