London military parade generates 1 person story .... ARRSED!

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Edited: Incorrect news story.

The shocking snub in London was a bitter blow to the troops after six months of hell in Afghanistan.

Instead of a grateful throng to greet them, they strode past just one middle-aged bystander.

The soldiers are the 140 men of Somme Company, the Grenadier Guards — traditionally the Army’s most senior regiment. They include more than 90 Territorial Army soldiers from The London Regiment.

Welcome home daddy says baby Shay

Welcome home daddy ... Cpl Jason Turner kisses baby Shay

Frank Barrett

The Army put out a Press release to all local media more than a week ago advertising the parade.
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article341404.ece
 
#3
Look for the Somme Company thread, and read what really occured
 
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scarletto said:
Look for the Somme Company thread, and read what really occured
I did a search and couldn't find it. Do you have a link?
 
#6
FFS

Whatever you think of newton dung, the sun seems to be pushing the forces/civvy support story a fair bit
 
#8
In the Just TA section of the Forum, it was also in another thread on here somewhere.
 
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tich23 said:
Please ignore any lines about "absence of public lining the streets" that might appear; from the outset it was designed as family/regimental event and it remained so - the blokes only marched about 400 yards from the form-up point into Guildhall Yard
There :)
 
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Despite the fact that portions of the media (e.g. The Sun) tried to make it into a "public not supporting the Army" story, the event was never intended as a parade through the streets with cheering crowds. It was a homecoming and medal parade aimed at the soldiers of Somme and their families, and they had a great day.
So there, it was the Sun FFS
 
#12
That's a relief. Thanks for point it out and setting me straight.
 
#13
Quote from other thread

"fantastic parade today to welcome back Somme Company and you may well see coverage on TV/print (London Tonight will be on today at 17.25, but also expecting BBC News & London and Channel 4) as the world and his wife seemed to be there from the media. Please ignore any lines about "absence of public lining the streets" that might appear; from the outset it was designed as family/regimental event and it remained so - the blokes only marched about 400 yards from the form-up point into Guildhall Yard.

Haven't worked out how to put in a picture, so apologies but none to show you.

Once again, and for the last time from me, welcome home Somme Company and enjoy your well-earned POTL."

Fair shout, camera never lies (not)etc

Still it keeps the profile of returning troops up
 
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"The soldiers are the 140 men of Somme Company, the Grenadier Guards — traditionally the Army’s most senior regiment. They include more than 90 Territorial Army soldiers from The London Regiment."

I love this.

140 blokes, of whom 90 are TA from the London Regiment ( plus atts ) and an OC who wear the Jocks ToS but was F ( RGJ ) Coy Londons prior to deployment...
 
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Opening headline edited by me.

ARRSED - When a 'news' story is exposed as garbage.
 
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