Soldier - Harvey Andrews

#1
Aplogies if this has been posted before but for any of those that can recall lugging around a longer and heavier shooting stick than the "rifle" we have since been ripped off with, does anyone remember "Soldier" by Harvey Andrews?

Is my memory failing me or was it banned by the MoD or BBC all those years ago? Listening to it again and its lyrics (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLlDOOVZ1HQ[/video]), seems as though little has changed in 30 odd years (not sure that link is going to work??)

Appears, that for except for a government saving episode in '82, a pay rise of just about the inflation rate remaims the nation's commitment to the mythical militarty covenant???

Still a great song and as significant as it was 30 years ago.
 
#9
jack-daniels said:
It was based roughly on Sgt Willets GC of 3 Para who in 1971 placed himself between a bomb and civilians in Springfield Road police station.

Here's the link:

http://www.palacebarracksmemorialgarden.org/The Parachute Regiment.htm
Thanks for the link. I was in Belfast in '79 when Warrenpoint happened. It turns out I was in the Army Cadets with one of the guys killed - Donny Blair.

RIP all British Soldiers killed.
 
#12
ive been in training twice with the army but the second time really wanted it but mum and dad split up and i left but i still want the army can any one tell me what to do
 
#13
mikel321 said:
ive been in training twice with the army but the second time really wanted it but mum and dad split up and i left but i still want the army can any one tell me what to do
Go back and start again. It really is that simple. Get over the past, give yourself a heavy boot up the arrse and off you go. You will be a better soldier for self-motivating.
 
#14
rickshaw-major said:
Thanks for that JD - if Donny is there will it be in the CWG register do you know?
From CWG site:

The "Debt of Honour Register" is the Commission's database listing the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars and the 23,000 cemeteries, memorials and other locations worldwide where they are commemorated. The register can also be searched for details of the 67,000 Commonwealth civilians who died as a result of enemy action in the Second World War.
 
#16
mikel321 this is a thread about a moving song re a soldiers sacrifice in NI and soldiering.

Start a thread in a suitable forum and ask for advice on your career options - usually plenty of people on site who are willing to offer an opinion.
 

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