Military tribute to dead soldiers

RIP Chaps,
My sincere condolences to you all.

Please keep the coments civil.

More in the link including video.


A memorial service has been held at Massereene barracks in Antrim in honour of the two soldiers murdered by dissident republicans at the weekend.

Mark Quinsey, 23, from Birmingham, and Patrick Azimkar, 21, from London, were shot at the base on Saturday.

The Real IRA said they killed the soldiers, who were attacked as they accepted a pizza delivery.

Several hundred people attended the service, including colleagues from 38 Engineer Regiment.

Soldiers from other regiments garrisoned in Northern Ireland also attended, as well as representatives from Antrim, including clergymen.

The hearses carried the coffins, draped in the Union flag, through the base led by Army chaplains.

Following the service, the soldiers' remains were formally handed over to family representatives.

It is expected the funerals will take place next week.

The two soldiers were about to be deployed to Afghanistan when they were shot.

Four men were also injured in the attack. One of them is in a critical condition and another is seriously ill.

Sapper Azimkar, who was known as Pat, was a talented footballer who had trials with Tottenham Hotspur when he was younger.

Fellow soldiers said he was looking forward to going to Afghanistan on his first operational tour.


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They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them

RIP lads.


Gone and never forgotten.

Murdered in the face of a false peace process, created to apese those who will never truely give up the fight because of false PC load of crap.

About time the likes of TB and all those responsible for this pathetic give way to terrorists peace process were held accountable.
My uncle,originally domiciled in the Irish Free State, a Royal Engineer and veteran of D Day, was proud till the day he died at 92 of his service to the Corps. He often told me of the visit to his unit by King George VI on the eve of that great adventure. The King began his address with the words "Gentlemen of the Royal Engineers". His King had called a lowly Corporal a "gentleman", he said.
This week we lay two young gentlemen to rest. They may not have had the "great adventure" in life to which every youg man and woman has a right. Their families may not have many medals to mark their achievements. Nevertheless their potential was there, there was promise and a life to live.
Goodbye, Gentlemen of the Royal Engineers, God rest you both.
Does anyone have some detail on the funeral arrangements for our two Royal Engineers? Perhaps a good turnout would tell their killers something.

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