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Posted: 10/11/2004 6:10:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 8:59:52 AM EST by vito113]
During Operation Iraqi Freedom the following Britsish Servicemen have died in Operation Telic, the British contribution to the liberation and rebuilding of Iraq.

"They shall not grow old as we are left to grow old,
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn,
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them."


• Corporal Marc Taylor, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
• Gunner David Lawrence, Royal Artillery
• Fusilier Stephen Jones, The Royal Welch Fusiliers
• Lance Corporal Paul Thomas, The Light Infantry
• Private Marc Ferns, The Black Watch
• Private Lee O'Callaghan, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment
• Private Christopher Rayment, Princess of Wales' Royal Regiment
• Flight Lieutenant Kristian Gover, 33 Squadron RAF
• Fusilier Gordon Gentle, Royal Highland Fusiliers
• Corporal Richard Ivell, Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
• Sapper Robert Thomson, Royal Engineers
• Rifleman Vincent Windsor, Royal Green Jackets
• Lance Corporal Andrew Craw, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
• Major James Stenner, Welsh Guards
• Sergeant Norman Patterson, Cheshire Regiment
• Private Ryan Thomas, Royal Regiment of Wales
• Corporal Ian Plank, Royal Marines
• Sergeant John Nightingale, 217 Transport Squadron
• Fusilier Russell Beeston, 52nd Lowland Regiment
• Major Matthew Titchener, 150 Provost Company
• Company Sergeant Major Colin Wall, 150 Provost Company
• Corporal Dewi Pritchard, 116 Provost Company
• Captain David Jones, Queen's Lancashire Regiment
• Private Jason Smith, 52nd Lowland Regiment
• Captain James Linton, 40 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
• Sergeant Simon Hamilton-Jewell
• Corporal Russell Aston
• Corporal Paul Long
• Corporal Simon Miller
• Lance-Corporal Benjamin Hyde
• Lance-Corporal Thomas Keys
• Corporal David Shepherd
• Gunner Duncan Pritchard
• Private Andrew Kelly
• Lance Corporal James McCue, 7 Air Assault Battalion, REME
• Fusilier Kelan Turrington, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers
• Lance Corporal Ian Malone
• Piper Christopher Muzvuru
• Lance Corporal Karl Shearer, Household Cavalry Regiment
• Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie, Household Cavalry Regiment
• Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, Army School of Ammunition, Royal Logistic Corps
• Lance Corporal Shaun Brierley, 212 Signal Squadron,
• Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines
• Major Steve Ballard, 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines
• Lance Corporal of Horse Matty Hull, Household Cavalry Regiment
• Corporal Stephen Allbutt
• Trooper David Clarke
• Lance Corporal Barry Stephen
• Sergeant Steven Roberts, 2nd Royal Tank Regiment
• Sapper Luke Allsopp, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)
• Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth, 33 Engineer Regiment (EOD)
• Flight Lieutenant Kevin Barry Main, Pilot, IX (B) Squadron
• Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams, Navigator, IX (B) Squadron
• Lieutenant Philip Green RN, 849 Squadron
• Lieutenant Antony King RN, 849 Squadron
• Lieutenant Marc Lawrence RN, 849 Squadron
• Lieutenant Philip West RN, 849 Squadron
• Lieutenant James Williams RN, 849 Squadron
• Lieutenant Andrew Wilson RN, 849 Squadron
• Colour Sergeant John Cecil, Royal Marines
• Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Evans, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
• Captain Philip Stuart Guy, Royal Marines
• Marine Sholto Hedenskog, Royal Marines
• Sergeant Les Hehir, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery
• Operator Mechanic (Communications) Second Class Ian Seymour RN, 148 Commando Battery Royal Artillery
• Warrant Officer Second Class Mark Stratford, Royal Marines
• Major Jason Ward, Royal Marines















ANdy
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:11:37 AM EST
I would like to thank them for their service.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:11:49 AM EST
Of course, John Kerry knows all those Brits were merely BRIBED or bamboozled into being there.

My deepest respects to our valiant allies. May there sacrifice not be in vain.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:13:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 6:22:18 AM EST by garandman]
I gotta ask....


"Mr. Kerry, how does a unilateral American invasion of a middle-eastern country end up killing British soldiers?"



Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:13:57 AM EST
According to Kerry and Edwards they couldn't have died helping us fight in Iraq because we're going it alone...

My deepest respect for those brit soldiers and my prayers go out to their families



(I wish we had one of these with a British flag)
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:14:34 AM EST
RIP brothers.

I still don't like the way you Brits carry caskets, but I guess it makes you guys unique.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:17:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Stillie:
RIP brothers.

I still don't like the way you Brits carry caskets, but I guess it makes you guys unique.



I do. I like how the casket bearers are arm in arm.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:20:55 AM EST
The price of freedom is paid for in blood.
The USA's faithful ally.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:28:19 AM EST

Originally Posted By NewbHunter:
According to Kerry and Edwards they couldn't have died helping us fight in Iraq because we're going it alone...

My deepest respect for those brit soldiers and my prayers go out to their families



(I wish we had one of these with a British flag)



Indeed!

It looks to me that "Tommy" is a very good friend to have. God bless them and their families.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:32:05 AM EST
I, too, would like to thank them for their service and their sacrafice.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:42:44 AM EST
To our countries best friend, thank you.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:44:53 AM EST
Thank you, Brits. Thank you for your loyalty.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:46:56 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:54:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
A faithful ally from beginning to end. God bless the Brits. Thank you for the reminder, vito113.





Well said bk1.

I wish other members wouldn't turn these threads into presidential campaigns, its downright RUDE.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:09:32 AM EST
Wow, you guys actually get to see a ceremony honoring your war dead.
And I must say, you do it right and propper.

It's too bad this country likes to pretend nobody dies in war.



Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:12:15 AM EST
thanks for always being there, uk. a true friend.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:15:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
A faithful ally from beginning to end. God bless the Brits. Thank you for the reminder, vito113.




Very well said. We need constant reminders of our true allies, considering how the Dems are determined to denigrate them to serve their own ends.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:16:58 AM EST

Originally Posted By Mach1:
Wow, you guys actually get to see a ceremony honoring your war dead.
And I must say, you do it right and propper.

It's too bad this country likes to pretend nobody dies in war.






You don't get to see them when they arrive at Dover, but you can see the burials at ANC.



The country can pretend no one dies all they want. We still remember.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:19:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By Who_Me:
I would like to thank them for their service.




+1

I ask God to bless all of them, and their families, for they have sacrificed greatly upon the altar of freedom. It is the greatest of service to mankind to die for someone elses freedom.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:30:23 AM EST



Thank you.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:36:42 AM EST
RIP
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 8:37:24 AM EST
Ya gotta give it to the British when it comes to uniforms and unit names. They have got tradition.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:13:31 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:28:16 AM EST
The coalition of the coerced my ass.
Thank you vito for sharing those names. I had the opportunity to participate in a field of rememberance last year planting the national flags of men and women of all nationalities killed in the coalition's war on terror. I saw a good many British flags as well as Spanish, Polish, Thai, Ukranian, and many others I cannot remember. It was a sad sight but I was proud to carry another nations flag and salute it reverently.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:00:53 PM EST
btt, this thread deserves it
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:13:37 PM EST
All I can say of their sacrafice....a sincere Thank You
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:17:56 PM EST
Thanks Vito
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:19:14 PM EST
+1
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:40:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Stillie:
RIP brothers.

I still don't like the way you Brits carry caskets, but I guess it makes you guys unique.



I do. It is a fitting expression of sorrow, solidarity, and teamwork. May God grant them the peace in eternal life, and grant solace to the heart of their loved ones.

BZ, squaddies. One can't ask for better mates.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:49:03 PM EST
Semper Fidelis warriors
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:33:12 PM EST
Thank you all for the kind words… The United States and Britain are each others trusted and true friends, and as always it's our two countries that can be relied upon 'to do the right thing' by the rest of the world no matter the cost.

ANdy
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:01:55 PM EST
Interesting how our two nations started off sort of... on the wrong foot . But since then we have stuck together through so much through the years.

And also how we and the French started off on much better terms and now.........

We know who our real friends are.

And fuck John Kerry for slandering the sacrifices of our closest ally.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:09:41 PM EST
Andy, are those guys in the picture above Marines or Royal Artillery?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:17:23 PM EST
Stillie: This country does not pretend that no one dies at all.....


We just refuse to exploit the dead for political gain.



Trust me.....I, we, all of us who dead with the casualties of war feel each and every loss.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:38:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
Andy, are those guys in the picture above Marines or Royal Artillery?



Those be 'The Soldiers of the Queen' … Grenadier Guards, the troops who guard Buckingham Palace. Our servicemen who die in the service of their country deserve and get the best as honour guard. You can see the rest of the honour guard in full ceremonial uniform in the picture with the C17



Andy
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:48:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By vito113:
Our servicemen who die in the service of their country deserve and get the best as honour guard.



Indeed.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:00:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By vito113:
Our servicemen who die in the service of their country deserve and get the best as honour guard.



Indeed.


They deserve nothing less.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:02:12 PM EST
Unfortunatly it will be 20 years before the rest of the world will appreciate what these men have done.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:17:36 PM EST
Thanks Andy, and tell all your countrymen that the U.S. thanks them for their service.


I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o'beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:

O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's ``Thank you, Mister Atkins,'' when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's ``Thank you, Mr. Atkins,'' when the band begins to play.

I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.

Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.

Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy how's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.

We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints:
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;

While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.

You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.

For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country," when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
But Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:37:29 PM EST
god bless our british allies and their families.
thank you brits for your service to freedom. please pass this message along to your countrymen, and let them know you will always have friends in the u.s.a.


meat
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:45:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By Who_Me:
I would like to thank them for their service.




So do I.

God Bless them all.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:55:55 PM EST


My Grandpa was in The Black Watch and my Great Uncle was in the Royal Tank Regiment during WW2...

Bites to know that these men were just like my relatives once were...

Is the Parachute Regiment in Iraq right now? Thats my Grandpa's other Regiment.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 7:05:40 PM EST
When the shit hit the fan, some guys run, and some guys face the fire.
RIP British Bro's
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 11:00:52 PM EST
Thank You
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 1:45:41 AM EST
Thanks for posting this, Vito.

There are things that run deep, and the shared brotherhood in fighting this war is at the top of the list.

I am proud to know the Brits as our allies, and we are proud to be yours.

I'm also proud to have had a hand in training the lads in the 99 Squadron who maintain that C-17.

God bless 'em, every one.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:33:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By FiftyCalibre:


My Grandpa was in The Black Watch and my Great Uncle was in the Royal Tank Regiment during WW2...

Bites to know that these men were just like my relatives once were...

Is the Parachute Regiment in Iraq right now? Thats my Grandpa's other Regiment.



The Black Watch are deployed in Iraq at the moment, 2 Parachute Regiment rotated out from Iraq in April this year… but will probably be going back after Christmas.

Andy
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:14:38 AM EST
BTT because this needs more Page One time.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 5:35:14 AM EST
Moving

Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:05:10 AM EST

Originally Posted By Inatree:
Unfortunatly it will be 20 years before the rest of the world will appreciate what these men have done.




Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:08:08 AM EST
That brought a tear to my eye!


::SALUTE::



Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:17:54 AM EST
Thank you, and thank all of those men for their contributions. Times like these tell us who our true allies are, and we won't forget who stayed the course, and who cut and run.
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