This Sunday aint all about bullshit

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Oakley, Nov 8, 2008.

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  1. I thought i would take this moment, with remembrance Sunday almost upon us to remind everyone, but mostly the newer members of the Corps as to the special meaning of this sacred day. For those of you new to the Corps, or to those who may have lost touch with the message of this Sunday please remember the following

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/WarrantOfficerClass2LeeHopkinsStaffSergeantSharronElliottCorporalBenNowakAndMarineJasonHyltonKilledI.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/DeathOfBritishServicemanInIraqSignallerPaulWilliamDidsbury21stSignalRegimentairSupport.htm
    http://www.operations.mod.uk/telic/jones_lcpl.htm
    http://www.operations.mod.uk/telic/brierley.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/SignallerWayneBlandFrom16SignalRegimentKilledInAfghanistan.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/CorporalSarahBryantCorporalSeanReeveLanceCorporalRichardLarkinAndPaulStoutKilledInAfghanistan.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/SergeantBarryKeenOf14SignalRegimentKilledInAfghanistan.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/CorporalPeterThorpeAndLanceCorporalJabronHashmiKilledInAfghanistan.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/PeopleInDefence/DeathOfABritishServicemanInAfghanistanCorporalMarkCridge7SignalRegiment.htm
    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/LanceCorporalJonathanPeterHetheringtonKilledInAfghanistan.htm

    This is only members of Our Corps who gave 'The Ultimate Sacrifice'

    I am deeply sorry if i have missed any member of The Royal Corps out, and please let me know if i have.

    As the immortal words go....



    For The Fallen
    With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
    England mourns for her dead across the sea.
    Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
    Fallen in the cause of the free.

    Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
    Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
    There is music in the midst of desolation
    And a glory that shines upon our tears.

    They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
    Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
    They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
    They fell with their faces to the foe.

    They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them.


    They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
    They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
    They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
    They sleep beyond England's foam.

    But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
    Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
    To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
    As the stars are known to the Night;

    As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
    Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
    As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
    To the end, to the end, they remain.
     
  2. Nice words and sentiment.

    God bless them all.

    Rest in peace.