Poignant song.

#1
I hope the mods do not mind, but I am lifting most of ths from the Multinational HQ subforum, as I thought it deserved the wider viewing it would get here.

Take a few minutes out of your busy lives and listen to this poignant song by Australian singer Beccy Cole.

' Cause I listened to the wisdom
of the Aussie Brigadier
who spoke of widows and of orphans
and the need to dry their tears'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BZ6aqgvdFI

I think it sums up our feelings of late very well, with the issue of the lack of support for our troops, topped off with the NIMBY debacle.


The background to this is as follows:

Beccy Cole wrote this song in response to letters she received from anti war protesters, after she had made a two-week visit to Australian Servicemen in Iraq over Christmas and New Year.

One fan, an anti-war protester, said that he had taken her poster off his wall and wouldn't be listening to her music any more.

Beccy Cole played last Christmas to the Diggers and us Brits in Iraq - and she was very good indeed. In fact their version of a CSE show was excellent all-round - they did two nights, so everyone could see it, performing outdoors in the freezing cold (and they'd just come in from Oz inDecember).

Good on her - another example of the Aussies supporting their Troops far better than we do, I'm afraid.
Thanks to IrishGuard and OldSnowy for the quotes and further information.
 
#4
Well done to her for standing up for something she believes in.

Ironic though, a musical nation like ours with every other day another serviceman/woman dying and correct me if i'm wrong, but i havn't heard anyone sing any songs to show support for our Services.

Prior to any replies i'll just point out that this is no way a whinge, just an observation.

I'm sure all the troops will do just fine without Sir Cliff jumping on the bandwagon.
 
#6
Second thought - we get less n less support and she went out of her way it seems....

Does she have a fan email address? I would like to actually write and say 'thank you' with no rude words (usually sending hate notes lol)
 
#8
Out of interest any serving Arrsers know who has done CSE shows in Iraq from our country?

Credit where its due and all that.


I am a soldier of the 80s and 90s and I saw a couple, but I grew up in NI and have not forgotten that people came over specifically to entertain our troops there when the place was a virtual war zone and certain sports teams were shamefully refusing to come to Ireland, North or South.
 
#9
Good girl, what a top artist.

Not many people can say they were given their own personnel fcuk off pill from a national star. Like the person who wrote to her about takeing the poster off the wall :p

By the way, if you feel like supporting SSAFA see below

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