RM casualty becomes 300th Afghanistan fatality

#3
rest in peace fella!

my best mate just got back last weekend but hard to be to happy about it when there lads that are not coming home
 
#6
RIP.

Sadly a number today will mean more than the sacrifice.
 

Goatman

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#8
Rest in Peace Royal

a sad milestone
 
#11
RIP

Popped into Wootton Bassett for some bits and pieces today and spent time at the memorial in the High Street. I used to love watching the C17 swoop into RAF Lyneham, not any more, every time I see it now, I know another repat is taking place. Terrible milestone today, just heard on the news that the first 100 deaths took four years, the next 100, 14 months and the last hundred deaths just 10 months.
 
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ALVIN

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#13
300 of our finest now dead, and the thousands more with life changing injuries who will need professional help for the rest of their lives in some cases!
These sort of casualty figures are the equivalent of several major terrorist attacks here in the U.K ..... So much for keeping terrorism off the streets of Britain!
The question now has to be asked ..... What have we achieved in the 9 years of occupation in Afghanistan ??
Our Governments ideology on Afghanistan is madness.
 
#14
Are there any figures for suicide among the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan? I know of one at least, a good bloke who had probably done too many tours already and could just see a relentless cycle of more tours in his future. RIP Boycey.
 
#15
Of the 300, the breakdown of fatalities by service is 242 from the Army, 41 from the Royal Marines, 17 from the Royal Air Force and a clean sheet for the Royal Navy.

R.I.P
 
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ALVIN

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#16
whitbycrab said:
Are there any figures for suicide among the veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan? I know of one at least, a good bloke who had probably done too many tours already and could just see a relentless cycle of more tours in his future. RIP Boycey.
Sadly you can bet your bottom dollar that there have been many to date and there will be many committing suicide for many years to come in the future over these two conflicts you have mentioned, as is the case with all armed conflict's i hasten to add.
It is a fact that more British service people of the Falklands campaign of 1982 ended up commiting suicide in subsequent years then were killed in action during that war itself!

As for official statistics on this sad subject, its not something the M.O.D like to boast about for obvious reasons.
For anyone having thoughts of suicide i would urge you for Christ sake to talk to someone and seek help A.S.A.P, it is no disgrace by any means whatsoever ...... I should know because i was that soldier.
 
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ALVIN said:
300 of our finest now dead, and the thousands more with life changing injuries who will need professional help for the rest of their lives in some cases!
These sort of casualty figures are the equivalent of several major terrorist attacks here in the U.K ..... So much for keeping terrorism off the streets of Britain!
The question now has to be asked ..... What have we achieved in the 9 years of occupation in Afghanistan ??
Our Governments ideology on Afghanistan is madness.
Not really the thread for political ramblings. Who cares what the fcuking reasons were initially. Our blokes have died out there and we should stay and fight for as long as we have to in order for their sacrifice not to be in vain. and not cut and run like we did in Basra and just make tw@s of ourselves. The Army has got the stomach to stay out there and fight but has the government? Anyone, like I said at the start, this isn't the thread for this shite so I will shut up now. Same as you should.
 

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