I agree with all so far. My son in law recently came back from the land of flies and flat bread and my son is currently out trying to find out who Afghan Stan is and why he lives in such a sh*t hole!!
I too am proud of my lads and all those like them. I'm also a little apprehensive (that's made a bit worse having an ex soldier's perspective) but we just have to say "It's his job" and look forward to the homecoming.
Good luck and safe home to all those serving with the colours.
Make 'em .ave it lads!!!
Good luck to him and well done to his parents for the support Im sure your all givin him. Just get the family to send him plenty of Blueys as the best thing of your tour is the mail drops as you probably know. Just remember he has excellent well trained lads around him and will help him settle in and be part of the team straight away.
Stay proud of him beacuse he is doing a job that an awful lot of people haven't got the proverbials to do.
My two are way too young to serve, but I hope they don't ever think ill of my service or anybody elses, that's all you can hope for I suppose. Give them a good moral compass to steer by and hope for the best.