Lest we Forget

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barney
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Lest we Forget

Postby barney » Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:04 am

40th anniversary of Falklands .
https://www.falklands.gov.fk/londonoffice/falklands40th
40 years, bloody hell ,where have all those's years gone :old:
Buell Ulysses XB12X 06/08

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Re: Lest we Forget

Postby Nutah » Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:39 pm

:worthy:

Lest We Forget
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Re: Lest we Forget

Postby t965m » Wed Jan 05, 2022 4:34 pm

An oppo of mine won an MM down there. Took out a couple of machine gun posts - reckons he ran the wrong way and they were in his way. Guys a fekin legend. Still struggles with it all these years later.
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ursus americanus
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Re: Lest we Forget

Postby ursus americanus » Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:13 pm

t965m wrote:An oppo of mine won an MM down there. Took out a couple of machine gun posts - reckons he ran the wrong way and they were in his way. Guys a fekin legend. Still struggles with it all these years later.

Isn't Google a wonderful thing ;) Guess that was Gary Marshall although the citation for Mike Eccles is very similar. Think Mike was in my troop in K company but that was a long, long time ago. The same google search revealed that one of my oppos, Chris Fox, was awarded a Military Cross during the conflict as well.

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Re: Lest we Forget

Postby t965m » Wed Jan 05, 2022 7:14 pm

Mick Eccles. Poor bugger is living on the streets most of the time and barely knows what’s going on. Mick took me under his wing when I was a young marine and he was a three badger. A fantastic guy and was a corps footballer. So sad to see what’s happened to him despite many trying to help him - seems like he’s on a slow self destruct.

Worth having a look at look at Harry Siddal’s citation too. Another ML legend - rarely talks about it. A humble and amazing guy.
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