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Well done lads..

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Today i was in Manchester among hundreds lining the streets for the homecoming march of the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster Regiment,120 young soldiers home afer a 6 month tour of Afghanistan were here for a service of rememberance at Manchester Cathedral.. 3 members of the Regiment were sadly killed during the deployment.I would like to say the emotions of the people in the streets towards these heroic young men was very high,some were crying, some men behind me were shouting “proud of you lads” and “great to see you home” I was proud of the lads I was pleased to see them home..at times there is not much to be proud of in this country.. but i certainly was today…. well done lads .

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I think we should be proud of them, Joan, such a shame they were 3 soldiers less since they left for that tour of duty. The media seem to have put Afghanistan on the back burner for now, it's all celebrity this and that in the news.

29 Nov, 2010

 

i hate hearing about it when lads the same age as my sons are dying, sickens me, shouldnt be happening, im anti war but know we have to protect our country, but nothing ever gets sorted out :o(

29 Nov, 2010

 

hi Shirley,yes i agree with you so sad that 3 lives lost,now dont start me off on the celebrity track ..i could go on & on.lol.

29 Nov, 2010

 

hi San we crossed there, as you say our sons are the same ages ,but it was great to see the support for them..

29 Nov, 2010

 

i agree they should be surported joan,

29 Nov, 2010

 

i know you do Sandra . :O))

29 Nov, 2010

 

Very well said :)

30 Nov, 2010

 

We should all put our Country first, we owe it to them.

30 Nov, 2010

 

very true heron!

30 Nov, 2010

 

We do owe it to them, my dauther has been to Iraq for 4
9 months tour of duty, she my be going to Afghanistan soon, I hope not but it's nice to talk to she when we can

30 Nov, 2010

 

I watched some of it on granada news, and i'm very proud of our lads, my eldest son served time in the first iraq war in 1991, and also did 2 six months in ireland. Then he use to say in iraq you knew who the enemy was but in ireland you did'nt, as he said there was young lads age 11-13yrs would go to shack hands and have a granade in their hands. Altogether he did 20yrs in the grenadiers.

30 Nov, 2010

 

I agree too Joanella,they need our support,whether we agree with this war or not...so brave..

30 Nov, 2010

 

I didn't know that about Ireland Clarice..how awful...I guess none of us will ever know about a lot of things like that.You must have been so worried about your son,and very proud of him too..I am proud of all of them too...

30 Nov, 2010

 

and so say all of us ............... there are not words that can say how much we thank them !!! glad you were there hun .x

30 Nov, 2010

 

Thank you Paul & Heron for your comments.
Jiffy i know the ladies in the armed forces do as hard a job
as the men and we are proud of them too.
Clarice ,yes it was bad in Ireland i had a cousin there in forces ..he was not the same lad when he came home sadly, well done to your son for doing 20 yrs, my hubby did 22yrs in Royal Engineers.
Thanks Sandra ,you are right :o)

30 Nov, 2010

 

Cristina we crossed there,thanks for your comment yes i was glad i went..:o)

30 Nov, 2010

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