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Old 14 June 2007, 13:22   #1
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Remember the Falklands war


Because people fought and died. People forget too easily these days.

I take it you have been celebrating Mr Luxton???

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Old 15 June 2007, 13:06   #2
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Sorry, wasn't on yesterday....

Celebrations, and remembrance for those that gave everything in order that we could be free under the flag of our choice. There was a brief shot (very brief - between bloody Barrymore and the antics in the middle east it was way down the list of news) of our remembrance service on the BBC news last night. There is a big parade of veterans in London on Sunday too.

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Old 15 June 2007, 15:35   #3
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there was a lot of coverage of the rememberance service at the memorial overlooking the harbour and other conflict stuff on one channel- may have been on UK tv history. A job that had to be done but brings it home when you walk thru the memorial wood between Stanley and the Canache when every one of those struggling trees represents some poor soul that didnt make it. What an awful waste of young lives who would now be 25 years older and enjoying life if it were not for some military junta trying to popularise itself with the people.
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My memories of the Falklands war was meeting the QE2 off the Needles on her way home with the injured. Dripping in rust. Escorted her up to the Ocean terminal, with, of course hundreds of others. The fact that I was sailing on a Swan 65 ketch with a crew that had just completed the Whitbread made it a whole bunch more fun. To see a crew like that dip pole jibe a kite on a 65 is something to watch. However, we did P off the Hamble HM by sailing up the Hamble with the kite up. Skipper dropped the boat onto Moody's berth without ever using the engine.
Yes, we should remeber those that lost thier lives for a noble cause.
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