First armed forces swine flu victim

#3
RIP what a shite way for a young man to go
 
#4
I was very sorry to hear about Lee's death as I was his Tp Comd for 2 years and knew him for the last 8. He had a heart of gold and I doubt if I've ever known someone with such enthusiasm and dedication for the TA and ACF.

I salute you Lee.

RIP.
 
#5
What a miserable way to go. Is that the best picture of the poor chap that they could find?

It makes you wonder what the wider implications could be if this latest strain of 'flu got a grip in Afghanistan.

RIP young man.
 
#6
Not knowing the guy at all I have to ask what possible underlying health problems could he have had if he was still serving... Can't they just admit a very very small percentage of people will die of pig flu even if they are otherwise healthy...

Sad day for his family
 
#8
snozzer said:
Not knowing the guy at all I have to ask what possible underlying health problems could he have had if he was still serving... Can't they just admit a very very small percentage of people will die of pig flu even if they are otherwise healthy...

Sad day for his family
Without wanting to give too much personal or medical details about Lee, I can understand the "underlying health problems" remark, not that his problems were particularly serious on a day to day basis.

And infact, now that I know some of the details, it scares me a little to think that swine flu plus minor health issues such as his can lead to death so quickly.

The threat from the illness is much worse than I thought.
 
#9
There is nothing more I can say that hasn't already been said. Lee was just a tremendously good bloke, and I was really shocked to hear of his passing.

My thoughts are with his family and friends. I only hope they find comfort that in Lee's short life he influenced so many people in such a good way.

Rest well Lee.
 
#10
snozzer said:
Not knowing the guy at all I have to ask what possible underlying health problems could he have had if he was still serving... Can't they just admit a very very small percentage of people will die of pig flu even if they are otherwise healthy...

Sad day for his family
The NHS have already admitted that, although as you say, the percentages are very small.
 
#13
psychobabble said:
snozzer said:
Not knowing the guy at all I have to ask what possible underlying health problems could he have had if he was still serving... Can't they just admit a very very small percentage of people will die of pig flu even if they are otherwise healthy...

Sad day for his family
The NHS have already admitted that, although as you say, the percentages are very small.
Indeedy, very small.

Most of the blokes at the beach are on Tamiflu at the moment. I have a cold and a chest infection, and it doesn't hurt - much. I made it out on Friday, and probably passed it on.

It's a Cold.
 
#14
The_Snail said:
psychobabble said:
snozzer said:
Not knowing the guy at all I have to ask what possible underlying health problems could he have had if he was still serving... Can't they just admit a very very small percentage of people will die of pig flu even if they are otherwise healthy...

Sad day for his family
The NHS have already admitted that, although as you say, the percentages are very small.
Indeedy, very small.

Most of the blokes at the beach are on Tamiflu at the moment. I have a cold and a chest infection, and it doesn't hurt - much. I made it out on Friday, and probably passed it on.

It's a Cold.
Before dragging this off topic, condolences to Lee's family.

Personally (and I'm involved with the swine flu plans at work) I wouldn't take Tamiflu at any price. Side effects are dreadful and it doesn't do much to help unless you're immuno-compromised or suffer from a chronic repuiratory condition like asthma or COPD. Our GPs are being grown up and explaining the side effects so we've seen far less people for Tamiflu than we thought.
 
#15
Added to which there are ALREADY Tamiflu resistant strains floating about!
 
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#16
RIP fella.


On the subject of Tamiflu, my mate was on it and said they made him feel like shit. Dunno if that was the swine flu.
 
#17
Met Lee on a course last year, absolute top bloke, a big man in every sense of the word.


Two incidents I will always remember with fondness.

First day of the course one of the DS mentioned to him that he obviously wasn't a PTI, his response "Sorry couldn't find time to slot the course in"

The other was when it was noted that he was good at drill and that his unit must do a lot, he quickly quipped it was more to do with all the marching he did over July.

A sad, sad loss RIP Lee
 
#19
Lee was buried on Sat 8th Aug 09 with full military honours. There would have been in access of 500 people at the funeral and the wake, he was thought alot of by his family, friends and work mates. Thank you to all those people who made a proud, but sad day for Lee's family.

RIP big man
 

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