RFA Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram blast dead remembered

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  1. Today is the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the troop ships RFAs Sir Galahad and Sir Tristram bombed by A-4 Skyhawks at Fitzroy

    The highest lose of life in a single combat incident since WW2.


    BBC Link

    Fitzroy
    Low and fast,
    That’s how they came.
    Screaming low across the ground.
    I swear.
    If I’d tried
    I could have touched it, as it passed.

    A trail of death and devastation,
    They’d left behind.
    Where the rising black plumes of smoke,
    Lay testament to that.
    The dead, the maimed,
    Trapped on a floating inferno.

    In that brief moment.
    Fathers, sons and brothers, Died.
    The lucky ones that lived.
    Bleeding, burnt and scarred, shocked.

    Not now, the men I once knew.

    By James Love
     
  2. They shall grow not old,
    as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them,
    nor the years condemn [sic].
    At the going down of the sun
    and in the morning
    We will remember them.

    Laurence Binyon (An excerpt from For the Fallen)

    RIP sons of wales
     
  3. If I should die, think only this of me:
    That there's some corner of a foreign field
    That is for ever England. There shall be
    In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
    A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
    Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
    A body of England's, breathing English air,
    Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

    And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
    A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
    Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
    Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
    And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
    In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

    The Soldier, Rupert Brooke.

    RIP troops, you will never be forgotten.
     
  4. Rest In Peace.
     
  5. Sgt Mal Wigley
    Mortar Pln
    1 WG

    R.I.P
     
  6. RIP.


    fastmedic
     
  7. They will be remembered.
     
  8. A landing craft from HMS Fearless was also attacked on the same day and sunk, four bootnecks and two matelots being killed in this action.

    We shall remember them all.
     
  9. RIP - and that also goes to the 323 who died on the Belgrano
     
  10. Ventress

    Ventress LE Moderator

    Rest in Peace

    Kenny Preston
    Scouse Farrell
    Roger Nutbeem

    16 Fd Amb RAMC

    In Arduis Fidelis.

    Always remebered.