Oh Christ not another one

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  1. All,

    Just to add to the sacchrine of the period and a story to rival 'that' poem. My apologies in advance........

    Last week I was in West London attending a conference.

    While I was in the airport, returning home, I heard several people behind me beginning to clap and cheer.

    I immediately turned around and witnessed one of the greatest acts of patriotism I have ever seen.

    Moving through the terminal was a group of soldiers in their uniforms, as they began heading to their gate everyone (well almost everyone) was abruptly to their feet with their hands waving and cheering.

    When I saw the soldiers, probably 30-40 of them, being applauded and cheered for, it hit me. I'm not alone. I'm not the only red blooded Briton who still loves this country and supports our troops and their families. Of course I immediately stopped and began clapping for these young unsung heroes who are putting their lives on the line everyday for us so we can go to school, work, and enjoy our home without fear of reprisal.

    Just when I thought I could not be more proud of my country or of our service men and women a young girl, not more than 6 or 7 years old, ran up to one of the male soldiers.

    He knelt down and said 'hi,' the little girl then asked him if he would give something to her daddy for her.

    The young soldier didn't look any older than maybe 22 himself, said he would try and what did she want to give to her daddy.

    Suddenly the little girl grabbed the neck of this soldier, gave him the biggest hug she could muster and then kissed him on the cheek.

    The mother of the little girl, who said her daughter’s name was Courtney, told the young soldier that her husband was a Corporal and had been in Afghanistan for 5 months now.

    As the mum was explaining how much her daughter, Courtney, missed her father, the young soldier began to tear up.

    When this temporarily single mum was done explaining her situation, all of the soldiers huddled together for a brief second.

    Then one of the other servicemen pulled out a military looking walkie-talkie.

    They started playing with the device and talking back and forth on it.

    After about 10-15 seconds of this, the young soldier walked back over to Courtney, bent down and said this to her, 'I spoke to your daddy and he told me to give this to you.'

    He then hugged this little girl that he had just met and gave her a Kiss on the cheek.

    He finished by saying 'Your daddy told me to tell you that he loves you more than anything and he is coming home very soon.'

    The mum at this point was crying almost uncontrollably and as the young soldier stood to his feet he saluted Courtney and her mum.

    I was standing no more than 6 feet away as this entire event unfolded.

    As the soldiers began to leave, heading towards their gate, people resumed their applause.

    As I stood there applauding and looked around, there were very few dry eyes, including my own.

    That young soldier in one last act of moment turned around and blew a kiss to Courtney with a tear rolling down his cheek.

    We need to remember everyday all of our soldiers and their families and thank God for them and their sacrifices.

    At the end of the day, it's good to be British.
  2. Fuck me. That's some tour. That Corporal must have been out there for 3 years solid now.
  3. Jarrod

    Please do not tell me you think that I am the protagonist in this drivel............
  4. Why even post this?
  5. mysteron

    mysteron LE Book Reviewer

    AYid - you might want to re-read your intro - because from where I am sitting - it looks like you are.
  6. Why would a soldier passing through a civilian terminal have a 'walkie talkie'? Why are groups of soldiers passing through civvy terminals anyway? Load of bollox. We flew to Stanstead at the end of tour on both H4 and H8. We weren't even allowed to stand on the pan! We couldn't get off the plane until the coach turned up and we were transferred straight onto it and home. No terminal in sight.
  7. Gremlin

    Gremlin LE Good Egg (charities)

    More Septic crap. As if there isn't enough already.

    As Monty said this must be at least 3-4 years old.
  8. Bloody hell, the same thing happened in Atlanta in 2006:
    Here it is

    Coincidence of are the dark forces of Christmas are at work?
  9. Shower of pish hallmark toss
  10. Think he was the first pair of boots on the ground circa 1838.... :roll:
  11. Mysteron

    You might be right, in case which further apologies to all........
  12. I liked the story about Santa pouring petrol on the down and out squaddy and setting him on fire better :D
  13. You spend some time typing bullshine :twisted:
  14. MilitaryKike, the fact you posted that pile of shite, and possibly even believed it, coupled with you thinking we might believe it, makes me want to riverdance on your face.
  15. Don't start him of FFS :D :D :D