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Old Aug 16th 2009, 12:05 am
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Following on from the Daily Orbit thread this thread might be worth doing...

In honor of the brave men and women of the Armed Forces who selflessly give their lives for their country all around the world I would like to start here....

Captain Mark Hale and Rifleman Daniel Wild of the 2nd Battalion The Rifles (2 Rifles) and Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton of 40th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Lowland Gunners) were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday 13 August 2009.


Captain Mark Hale, Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton and Rifleman Daniel Wild killed in Afghanistan
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Old Aug 16th 2009, 12:10 am
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Please do not post any anti war comments in this thread because it is solely to honour the brave men and women who have given their lives for their country. Please let's respect the ultimate price they and their families have paid.

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Old Aug 16th 2009, 12:16 am
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I will add that its a thread for ALL the fallen, I will, obviously, focus on OUR "boys" but I also respect the fact that there are many others, of several nationalities, including Americans who are in the same situation. Please post their names here, letting them fade into obscurity is the worse thing we can do to their memories.


What would be nice is if people posted on here of their own fallen heros, the men and women of their own country, maybe even their own adoptive country, and pay some respect for their sacrifice.

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Old Aug 16th 2009, 12:32 am
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Two canadian soldiers killed August 2/09 by a roadside bomb.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNew...90802/20090802

also to the many other canadian and soldiers killed while serving their country.....you are in our thoughts and prayers - giving your life to protect democracy around the world.

Great thread matt....!
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A local lad from back home whom a few of my mates knew.

Paul Upton was serving as a Lance Corporal with 1st Battalion, The Rifles

http://www.mfsg.org.uk/inmemory/details.asp?solID=367

EDIT: I also want to mention my home town that turn out at each and every repatriation. Thank you Swindon but mainly Wootton Bassett.

http://www.swindonweb.com/?cat=1022&t=Repatriations in Wootton Bassett

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...ghanistan.html


For anyone who thinks that the young people of Britain are nothing more than no good chavs and write offs.........think again!

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Two canadian soldiers killed August 2/09 by a roadside bomb.
127 Canadians so far, quite a toll.
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Read that UK toll is now up to 200.
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Read that UK toll is now up to 200.
Sadly its 201 Cindy. One, from the 2nd Battalion the Royal Welsh, died in hospital from wounds and the second, from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers who died after an explosion while on foot patrol in Sangin, Helmand province.
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A local lad from back home whom a few of my mates knew.

Paul Upton was serving as a Lance Corporal with 1st Battalion, The Rifles

http://www.mfsg.org.uk/inmemory/details.asp?solID=367

EDIT: I also want to mention my home town that turn out at each and every repatriation. Thank you Swindon but mainly Wootton Bassett.

http://www.swindonweb.com/?cat=1022&t=Repatriations in Wootton Bassett
The OH and I have discussed going up to Wootton and paying our respects for the next repatriation but just worried it would look like we were joining in at the last minute, but I guess we shouldn't worry about stuff like that really!
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The OH and I have discussed going up to Wootton and paying our respects for the next repatriation but just worried it would look like we were joining in at the last minute, but I guess we shouldn't worry about stuff like that really!
I wouldn't let it bother you how it "looks"...just do what you feel is right for you guys, I myself think it is a great Moral booster for our returning heroes

We got to see the effect first hand, when hubby came home from a deployment about 2 years ago, it brought tears to our eyes and made me all the more proud of 'my hero'
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One of my best mates is serving in Afghanistan with the Britiah army, came home to Towcester last month and is now back out there. ..... I really hope he stays safe and does not become a statistic .....

Keep your head down Rueben
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The OH and I have discussed going up to Wootton and paying our respects for the next repatriation but just worried it would look like we were joining in at the last minute, but I guess we shouldn't worry about stuff like that really!
No you shouldn't worry about what anyone thinks mate. If I was back home I'd be getting down to the High Street myself when I could.
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The Marine captain who was just killed (from our town) was brought home this week. They had flags all along the route through town that they took him, along with people standing waiting for the hearse to pass. My neighbor and her husband went and she told me that standing next to them was a soldier and his family. The soldier had just gotten home that afternoon from Afghanistan for his 2 week R&R. While they were coming back from the airport his wife told him about CPT Freeman, and he insisted on stopping and waiting rather than going on home.

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Sadly another three lives lost, another three families touched.



Three soldiers from the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers killed in Afghanistan


Their names will be released once their families have been properly informed and I will post them once they have.
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