L/Cpl James Ashworth to be awarded posthumous VC

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This is still to be gazetted if correct. Let's wait until there is official confirmation. Us oldies still remember the Sun's 'Six VCs in the Falklands' story.
 
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This is still to be gazetted if correct. Let's wait until there is official confirmation. Us oldies still remember the Sun's 'Six VCs in the Falklands' story.
It may not have been gazetted yet but it is all over the BBC news this morning and I would like to think that their sources are better than the Suns.

Thoroughly deserved.
 
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My absolute respect and my condolences to his family and friends. The youth of today eh!

It saddens me even more than the death of this young hero, that his name, coupled with that of his regiment, should be on the same website as the appalling yob Joyce.
 
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Feel sad that he died like all our blokes who suffer the ultimate sacrifice, he died in battle against the enemy, doing what Soldiers, Infantrymen and Grenadiers have done for hundreds of years.

He today join's the few, who will be remembered for their valour. RIP mucker.
 
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Once in a while a young person, comes along and shows us just what can be done if you put your mind to it.

RIP young man where you and the others who went before, rest rightfully in Elysian Fields, with no shortages of fine wines, the best of foods and enough women to keep any man happy. My only worry is I hope that those brass balls don't get in the way and your iron heart can take the strain.

It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." -
Cockney William,

Only down side in all this he's a Gren' still can't have all ones own way.
 
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Once in a while a young person, comes along and shows us just what can be done if you put your mind to it.

RIP young man where you and the others who went before, rest rightfully in Elysian Fields, with no shortages of fine wines, the best of foods and enough women to keep any man happy. My only worry is I hope that those brass balls don't get in the way and your iron heart can take the strain.

It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." -
Cockney William,

Only down side in all this he's a Gren' still can't have all ones own way.
Jesus Christ you're a gibbering twat.
 
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Once in a while a young person, comes along and shows us just what can be done if you put your mind to it.

RIP young man where you and the others who went before, rest rightfully in Elysian Fields, with no shortages of fine wines, the best of foods and enough women to keep any man happy. My only worry is I hope that those brass balls don't get in the way and your iron heart can take the strain.

It is the Soldier, not the minister Who has given us freedom of religion. It is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the Soldier, not the campus organizer Who has given us freedom to protest. It is the Soldier, not the lawyer Who has given us the right to a fair trial. It is the Soldier, not the politician Who has given us the right to vote. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag, And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." -
Cockney William,

Only down side in all this he's a Gren' still can't have all ones own way.
Who's 'cockney William?'

That poem is by Charles M Province, a US soldier...hence the spelling within (using 'Z' instead of 'S') you weren't credit raping, I hope!


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Even though only one was awarded for D Day? Puts it into perspective. Brave lad and let's hope those who make the decisions give it a thumbs up.
When you look at troops deployed, combat intensity and years in theatre, for the awards panel to say that only two have met the pre-requisites are rubbish. The Australians have managed three in as many years with a total troop commitment in the latter years of 1000!

I hope it is also endorsed. It will put the faith back in the system.


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When you look at troops deployed, combat intensity and years in theatre, for the awards panel to say that only two have met the pre-requisites are rubbish. The Australians have managed three in as many years with a total troop commitment in the latter years of 1000!
Aussies also get 2 or 3 campaign medals every time they deploy to a different theatre.

I'd wager there are blokes who have conducted braver acts than most past VC awardees and haven't received anything. Luck of the draw, politics, intensity of campaign and write ups play their part just as much as the deed itself.

Still. Takes nothing away from L/Cpl Ashworth though. Brave bloke indeed.
 
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