GOOSE GREEN 27 YEARS AGO TODAY, REMEMBER THE FALLEN

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GOOSE GREEN 27 YEARS AGO TODAY, REMEMBER THE FALLEN AND THOSE THAT SERVED

Please remember those that went down South and never returned and those that survived.

Utrinque Paratus
 
#3
An amazing feat of arms, so far from home.

Some things never change for the boys.

RIP and we still applaud you lads. Simply amazing soldiering.
 
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I wasn't there, but had the luck to be trained by those who had been.

When I eventually became an instructor I passed on the lessons learned.

One of the guys I trained came back from his war and told me those lessons had saved his life.

I shared a room with a guy not long back from Goose Green.

He liked this song:

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
Ill say I cant tell you when
But if my spirit is lost
How will I find what is near
Dont question Im not alone
Somehow Ill find my way home

My sun shall rise in the east
So shall my heart be at peace
And if youre asking me when
Ill say it starts at the end
You know your will to be free
Is matched with love secretly
And talk will alter your prayer
Somehow youll find you are there.

Your friend is close by your side
And speaks in far ancient tongue
A seasons wish will come true
All seasons begin with you
One world we all come from
One world we melt into one

Just hold my hand and were there
Somehow were going somewhere
Somehow were going somewhere

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
Ill say I cant tell you when
But if my spirit is strong
I know it cant be long
No questions Im not alone

Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
 
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The_Coming_Man said:
I wasn't there, but had the luck to be trained by those who had been.

When I eventually became an instructor I passed on the lessons learned.

One of the guys I trained came back from his war and told me those lessons had saved his life.

I shared a room with a guy not long back from Goose Green.

He liked this song:

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
Ill say I cant tell you when
But if my spirit is lost
How will I find what is near
Dont question Im not alone
Somehow Ill find my way home

My sun shall rise in the east
So shall my heart be at peace
And if youre asking me when
Ill say it starts at the end
You know your will to be free
Is matched with love secretly
And talk will alter your prayer
Somehow youll find you are there.

Your friend is close by your side
And speaks in far ancient tongue
A seasons wish will come true
All seasons begin with you
One world we all come from
One world we melt into one

Just hold my hand and were there
Somehow were going somewhere
Somehow were going somewhere

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
Ill say I cant tell you when
But if my spirit is strong
I know it cant be long
No questions Im not alone

Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
Somehow Ill find my way home
starship?
 
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Vangellis.

My friend was an amazing guy and wasn't above trying to get into my birds knickers... luckily I was too busy returning the favour in the Rat Pit.... ahhh happy days! Always felt slightly in awe of the sexually deviant basterds!
 

mercurydancer

LE
Book Reviewer
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I can still recall the horror at hearing the Sheffield had been hit. It didnt seem possible that our navy would be hit so hard. I was equally horrifed at the subsequent attacks on the ships, but most of all I remember feeling that the Argies were fcuked when the marines and paras landed.
 
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mercurydancer said:
I can still recall the horror at hearing the Sheffield had been hit. It didnt seem possible that our navy would be hit so hard. I was equally horrifed at the subsequent attacks on the ships, but most of all I remember feeling that the Argies were fcuked when the marines and paras landed.
I always felt they were f*cked as soon as they landed on our territory!
 
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i was just a spec in me dads ball bag when the conflict kicked off.

ive heard stories and read about the soldiering of our troops and frankly it makes me proud to be british.

R.I.P
 

mercurydancer

LE
Book Reviewer
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The_Coming_Man said:
mercurydancer said:
I can still recall the horror at hearing the Sheffield had been hit. It didnt seem possible that our navy would be hit so hard. I was equally horrifed at the subsequent attacks on the ships, but most of all I remember feeling that the Argies were fcuked when the marines and paras landed.
I always felt they were f*cked as soon as they landed on our territory!
Do you remember that MOD chap with the most sepulchral voice? Its his voice I remember most acutely. When he stated that the marines and the paras had taken and held a beach head, I thought that the argies were going to get a pasting. In retrospect we know the result, and the Argentians launched committed attacks (Bluff Cove for instance) but at the time it wasnt so certain.

When I was a student nurse I attended a leacture by Rick Jolly about the Red and Green Life Machine. It was hugely influential for me. From the medical perspective, the bar was set very high, and it was those guys who set it so high.
 
#15
We had left the brigade in 1976 as such in Germany we were with them in spirit. RIP gladiators. Not to forget the families left behind.
 
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mercurydancer said:
The_Coming_Man said:
mercurydancer said:
I can still recall the horror at hearing the Sheffield had been hit. It didnt seem possible that our navy would be hit so hard. I was equally horrifed at the subsequent attacks on the ships, but most of all I remember feeling that the Argies were fcuked when the marines and paras landed.
I always felt they were f*cked as soon as they landed on our territory!
Do you remember that MOD chap with the most sepulchral voice? Its his voice I remember most acutely. When he stated that the marines and the paras had taken and held a beach head, I thought that the argies were going to get a pasting. In retrospect we know the result, and the Argentians launched committed attacks (Bluff Cove for instance) but at the time it wasnt so certain.

When I was a student nurse I attended a leacture by Rick Jolly about the Red and Green Life Machine. It was hugely influential for me. From the medical perspective, the bar was set very high, and it was those guys who set it so high.
Was his name Ian McDonald? Wore glasses? Came to dread his appearance on the TV.
 
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I was just coming to the end of my training when this was kicking off. To say I followed every bit of news i could, is an understatement. Having subsequently been to those sunny isles, I am so full of admiration for those that fought there. Was it really so long ago? I remember it as if it was last week!

RIP lads
 

mercurydancer

LE
Book Reviewer
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The_Coming_Man said:
mercurydancer said:
The_Coming_Man said:
mercurydancer said:
I can still recall the horror at hearing the Sheffield had been hit. It didnt seem possible that our navy would be hit so hard. I was equally horrifed at the subsequent attacks on the ships, but most of all I remember feeling that the Argies were fcuked when the marines and paras landed.
I always felt they were f*cked as soon as they landed on our territory!
Do you remember that MOD chap with the most sepulchral voice? Its his voice I remember most acutely. When he stated that the marines and the paras had taken and held a beach head, I thought that the argies were going to get a pasting. In retrospect we know the result, and the Argentians launched committed attacks (Bluff Cove for instance) but at the time it wasnt so certain.

When I was a student nurse I attended a leacture by Rick Jolly about the Red and Green Life Machine. It was hugely influential for me. From the medical perspective, the bar was set very high, and it was those guys who set it so high.
Was his name Ian McDonald? Wore glasses? Came to dread his appearance on the TV.
Yes thats the chap. To his credit he treated the comments he had to make with gravity and respect. He even announced the Argentinian surrender with as much seriousness as he did announcing the losses of the ships and the Bluff Cove attack.
 

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