GOOSE GREEN 27 YEARS AGO TODAY, REMEMBER THE FALLEN

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by VanHelsing, May 28, 2009.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. 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
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    Every man an Emperor, RIP Lads
     
  4. Feckin right
     
  5. 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
     
  6. I remember.
     
  7. starship?
     
  8. Utrinque Paratus.
     
  9. 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!
     
  10. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    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.
     
  11. I always felt they were f*cked as soon as they landed on our territory!
     
  12. 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
     
  13. mercurydancer

    mercurydancer LE Book Reviewer

    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.
     
  14. 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.