The Immortals

Bit of a brick bat going on about Maj M Kealy DSO and what he might have become...

Post your thoughts. Who epitomised the service when you served? Did they die young or go on to great things? Did they actually fall on their swords rather than fight through the MOD behometh?

In your own time carry own.

D. Learmonth. Ex AAC, NRPS Kings Own and a soldier's soldier for starters.



Mad Mitch

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I was lucky enough to meet him in 1990, the BBC was going to do a documentary on him and they wanted him to fire a SLR (oh **** i said it) in Garelochead, I was a young Jock at the time, and the only folk using the Rifle in the Infantry was the TA. Thus one of our Cpls and me as an escort was sent up... A very powerful man, and gave off an air of control, he spent a good while talking to us, and rapid fired questions as us on Who we knew, what we did Training wise over a brew.

Made quite an impression on both of us.


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Probably the man who made the greatest impression on me was not an officer by my section commander who sadly died young. Great soldier with a quiet presence. One of the few men I trusted impicitly. Had he lived he would have probably turned out to be the best RSM as well. RIP Stu.


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Solly Cohen the Israeli unknown soldier.

as a soldier he was unknown but as a tailor, boy oh boy

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