REST IN PEACE - British Forces In Iraq Remembered

#3
RFUK,

Good post. Very fitting to the memory of those who lost their lives doing their job. Its a shame that it is not widely viewed by many on TV. The news reports of a soldier killed in action then moves straight on to a big story about something pointless like a lost dog.

When we think of courage I think we should remember that every soldier that gets on that plane with their comrades is showing the courage that makes our lads great.

RIP to those who never returned but also well done to those who went and returned. Everyone of those people who done their job I believe are real heroe's and showed the world and are fellow civis real courage just for walking up those 25 steps to the VC10.

RIP
 
#8
I think there should be more replies to this post as it is very fitting. It fills me with pride when you can offer your respects to the soldiers who lost their lives then carry on with the job. It shows respect, pride and courage above and beyond some people in this society.

Good luck to all who are currently on tour or about to go. Safe journey home lads.

RIP for those who don't

DK
 
#9
I now have tears running down my face...

Only last week Mum told me that I take these deaths too personally, but sod it, if just one person other than their family and friends gives a damn that they lived and died in the service of their country it's something. As a nation it's embarrassing that we'll give voice to ridiculous things such as protests to free fictional characters of soaps from prison and we'll discuss how terrible it is that character X died or character Y's baby has been born with Down's Syndrome, yet we aren't vocal about the emotions evoked by real events and real personal tragedy.

I don't think that it should be shown every night - it would soon lose impact - but maybe a Roll of Honour should be run when (God forbid) news breaks of deaths in service. When people merely hear numbers they don't visualise what that means. Seeing the names scrolling at the end of that brought home how many brave souls have died out there.

Rest In Peace, every one. You will be remembered.
 
#11
spike7451 said:
Mods,anychance of making this a sticky so it does'nt get lost,or adding it to a Relevent thread?
I second that.

R.I.P.
 
#12
I hope this video helps to bring it home to the public what those lads and girls out there are facing and how much of a sacrifice some people have made in their name. Let's try and get it maximum exposure...

Again, rest in peace.


** (edited for families sake)
 
#14
This should be part of a tribute programme on TV during prime viewing time. All stations should show it at the same time. 30 very important minutes that would be a sobering lesson to everyone and a mark of gratitude.

Regardless of peoples' view of should or shouldn't we be there... the fact is that Officers and Soldiers do not question their orders and are giving their lives in their duty. That makes them very, very special people.

R.I.P
 
#16
Rather than just writing three words share your thoughts. Tell us why you think we should honour the memory of those who lost their lives or the lads that managed to return. Once there is enough interest maybe someone can forward this link to a number of media sources to show what we think about our lads.

The few and the proud can make a difference if you all stand to be recognised.
 
#17
DozyBint said:
I now have tears running down my face...
Yes. Here too DB.

God bless their families today with the strength to go on with each passing day.

Our heroes forever.
 
#18
BoomShackerLacker said:
DozyBint said:
I now have tears running down my face...
Yes. Here too DB.

God bless their families today with the strength to go on with each passing day.

Our heroes forever.
Well said. A few words but a very well put. It is the families who need to carry on and I think it was put perfectly by BoomShackerLacker.
 
#19
Heros indeed.

They and their comrades who served with them have done things and shown bravery that many people only dream of.

The country owes our fallen and their families an IMMENSE debt for their sacrifice. A debt we cannot adequately repay

RIP
 
#20
Devils_Kin said:
Rather than just writing three words share your thoughts. Tell us why you think we should honour the memory of those who lost their lives or the lads that managed to return. Once there is enough interest maybe someone can forward this link to a number of media sources to show what we think about our lads.

The few and the proud can make a difference if you all stand to be recognised.
Why we should honour the fallen,simple....
In this day & age when everything is fast paced,target driven & fueled by greed,the Soldier,Sailor or Airman has turned his back on those false values.Instead he embraces a older tradition.One that has possibly been handed down thru generations of his or her family.One that has the values of Loyalty,Humility & Compassion.He goes,willingly,into harms way to protect the way of life that we hold dear.To protect the innocent from harm without question.To stand shoulder to shoulder with the man next to him.
He is a humble man,
That is a soldier.


Sorry if that reads funny,It's something I jotted down at work.
Spike
 
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