Off-duty soldier dies after fight

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  1. I just found the following on the BBC news website.


    In my opinion, the headline seems to make it sound as if L/Cpl McBlain was intentionally involved in a fight, as opposed to what actually happened. Or am I just reading too much into it?

  2. I see your point about the headline - they could have written "Off-duty soldier dies after attack" or something similar, especially as he'd gone to the aid of a friend.

    Rest In Peace, LCpl McBlain.
  3. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    RIP Young man.

    Funny how the majority of the press/public still see soldier as thugs who enjoy nothing more than a good fight!
  4. Some ****ing start to the year! :evil:

    An off-duty soldier killed trying to protect a friend, and a child fatally mauled by a pit bull dog.

    Drink-fuelled assaults and the ownership of dangerous dogs are the hallmarks of a distinctive class. Will 2007 be the "Year of the Mong"?
  5. Just found that myself, a very sad story.

    I didn't think it implied he was aggressive, I believe it was very clear in indicating he went to help an injured friend. Good to see the coppers are investigating the initial attacks as attempted murder, it's a shame they won't end up swinging like Saddam.

  6. L/Cpl McBlain, RIP lad.

    As always, thoughts are with family and friends.
  7. what a waste. RIP.
  8. RIP, condolences to his family.
  9. Waste of a life of a brave man to the scum of our soceity, RIP.
  10. Trip_Wire

    Trip_Wire RIP

    RIP Soldier
  11. RIP mate.
  12. RIP. Condolences to his family.

    A sad loss.

  13. Nemo nos impune lacessit.

    I hope the knife-wielding scumbag who did it gets put away for life and raped with a broken bottle.

    RIP Charlie.
  14. RIP Mate.
    My condolences to family, friends and comrades.

    Ne Obliviscaris.