From Boys to Men - Heroes of Helmand

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by RoyalAnglianMum, Jun 20, 2008.

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  1. Here is a you tube clip of the half hour programme about the Royal Anglians to be broadcast on BBC East at 1930 on the 23rd June.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUyrqDi04X0

    This is the advert for the programme:

    HEROES OF HELMAND

    The first Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment endured six months of hell in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

    Nine men were killed and scores more were wounded.

    This is the story of those six months and of the heroism of two soldiers among many, one who survived and the other who was wounded and died.

    Using dramatic combat footage shot by the men themselves, the film unfolds a heart-stopping saga of courage and sacrifice during an emotionally-charged journey from the battlefield to Buckingham Palace.

    I am not sure if it is just BBC East but I am sure it is one to watch.
     
  2. I had a quick pop over to the BBC Website and yes it says Heroes of Helmand will be shown on BBC1 East, no mention of any other area which is a shame.

    Thank you for the post Royal Anglian Mum. I shall be watching.
     
  3. Sorry just read somewhere else that it will be on channel 981 on SKY. Hope that helps :D
     
  4. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Thanks RAM,
    Bookmarked.
     
  5. It should also be on iplayer once it's broadcast.
     
  6. Sky+ set
     
  7. R Anglians-First class outfit,and always was! Very steady,and always well led.
     
  8. Will be watching... thanks.
     
  9. Bump....it's tonight.
     
  10. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    A very humbling & brutal documentary.
    Thank you Vikings,
    You have my heartfelt respect & conolences.
    Boy,it's dusty tonight.
    Regards,
    Spike
     
  11. Any way to watch this without sky or bbc east?

    is there a watch again anywhere?
     
  12. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    It's on BBC I Player as well (said so when it was over.
    www.bbc.co.uk/east I think,
    Spike
     
  13. Just watched it, there's a lot of pollen around my bit of the Fens too...

    Well done the Vikings, bloody "nails" when the chips were down and the RPG's incoming.

    PS Just looked on I Player, can't see it there yet...
     
  14. anyone willing to put it on a dvd for me....? (and send it to africa..?)
     
  15. Dust my arrse! The tears were streaming down my face and I'm not ashamed to admit it!

    Proud to be an old Viking.

    Well done and Stabilis