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A sad day in Huddersfield today

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Today is the funeral of the first casualty from Huddersfield of Lancs-corporal Graham Shaw,who was killed serving his country in Afghanistan,aged 27,the day after his birthday.He was from our nearby village,and a popular well liked young man with a zest for life,and the Army was his life.His comrade ,also a yorkshire lad from Sheffield was also killed trying trying to help him.My daughter and her partner live in the village,and will be attending Graham’s funeral,which is being held with full Military Honours.
R.I.P Graham,My deepest sympathy and thoughts,and those of many others,will be with your Family today.
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We were told that without our money to bail out the banks, we would all suffer greatly. In my opinion we'd suffer a great deal more if those in the armed Forces who protect us were unable to do their job due to insufficient funding. I for one greatly appreciate what they do for us and feel that our government have their priorities wrong. If you look back to previous wars, the Government always seems to be ill prepared and slow to respond. My thoughts and deepest sympathy goes out to all bereaved.

22 Feb, 2010

 

I totally agree,Heron.Its apppalling that so many have died because of the lack of proper equipment.Please let it be over soon,and they can come home safe,to their loved ones....

22 Feb, 2010

 

I am saddned to hear this news, especially as one of theplayers in our local football team has just gone out for his second tour of duty to Helmand Province. He goes to a desert in the U.S.A. to acclimatise for 2 weeks first. My good wishes go to each and every one of them,

22 Feb, 2010

 

Although there are so many who have giventhere lives,and we feel for everyone of
them and their Families,it brings it home so much more when it is in your own locality.I just felt better putting it into words.I hope that your local brave soldier comes home safe and sound,Megan...

22 Feb, 2010

 

Often when I'm enjoying that 'good to be alive' feeling, like the warmth of the sun while attending to seedlings in the GH, I think of those who can't but helped make it so for us. Sadly there are some who have other 'things' to think about, like themselves. I would like the BBC to impose a few minutes silence at 9pm each day while the war goes on. Some need reminding.

22 Feb, 2010

 

Very sad. They have my sympathy

22 Feb, 2010

 

God bless all those who serve their country... and their families and friends...

22 Feb, 2010

 

Yes I am in complete agreement with the above, God Bless you both. Its strange isnt it that we have Afgans trying to get here to live, whilst our lads die in their country. What a mess eh!!

22 Feb, 2010

 

I wasn't really sure when I posted this blog,whether it was the right thing to do on here,as it was just my own tribute,but glad that you feel the same.I must admit,I
hate seeing the trivia about Posh's bunion,andThe Ashley cole saga,on the front pages of a lot of the papers,but it brings the money in! Then again,I suppose there has to be something for everyone,however mundane....

22 Feb, 2010

 

you begin to dread the news-- a life gone doesn't these days even make the headlines---

22 Feb, 2010

 

Very sad. think are troups are doing a brilliant job out there, i have so much admoration for those young lads.

22 Feb, 2010

 

My heart goes out to his family.Someones"son".My deepest condolences such a young age,very sad........

22 Feb, 2010

 

such a sad time ,i will be thinking of the family tonight bloomer they will be in my prayers..

22 Feb, 2010

 

0ur hearts also goes out to his family,our son also in the army R.E.M.E 12 years,29 years old,it's times like this it makes you sit and wonder what if our deepest sympathay.

22 Feb, 2010

 

I never fail to be saddened by the loss of one of our brave young servicemen or women. We owe them so much.

22 Feb, 2010

 

another wasted young life, im very anti war and hate all our young men being killed for what exactly! bring them home and let them get on with it :o(

22 Feb, 2010

 

Very sad another young life lost and another family devastated our sympathy to all of them and thanks to the courageous boys who despite everything still enlist Iraq, Afghanistan should never have happened in my view............... when will they ever learn?

22 Feb, 2010

 

In spite of the tragic losses I still feel that we should be over their, and I believe we'll succeed. What upsets me is that Countries like France will benefit without lifting a finger. So much for a united EU. If we pull out now, the loss of all those lives will have been for nothing and it will send the wrong signal to the 'extremists'

23 Feb, 2010

 

your probably right heron but unfortunatly this is a sick world we live in and it will never change sorry to say,

23 Feb, 2010

 

It is so nice to read all your commentsabout this sad occasion.So many people
lined the streets to pay their respects,whch I hope gave his Family some comfort.His parents have lived abroad for the past few years,but he still leaves a brother and sister ,who live in the village.He has been laid to rest in the churchyard,so for those of us that didn't attend,we can visit at a later time,as can his Family.The security around the village was intensive,and a lot of the side streets were sealed off from10am -5pm,and the local buses were re routed,with there being such a lot of Military Personnel present..That in itself is a very sad
thing to have to do,in case of a terrorist attack.What a world,and a very
frightening thought........

23 Feb, 2010

 

been listening to the news and its talking about the Falklands again.....as you say what a world :-(

23 Feb, 2010

 

I heard that last night too,Pam.....where on earth would they get the soldiers
from,if most of them are already fighting? a few politicians come to mind,and
the "professional non workers" we have here.Broadening the meaning of community service,maybe? I don't think we could cope with anything else,and
I sincerely hope it doesn't happen......

i

23 Feb, 2010

 

So do i . I sometimes think the 'powers that be' live in 'cloud cucoo land'

23 Feb, 2010

 

feeel very sad and angry when I hear of the death of our brave soldiers, what a waste of young lives !

23 Feb, 2010

 

These soldiers are very brave.....we should do more to honour them.

25 Feb, 2010

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