Thursday, 28 June 2007
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the deaths of two soldiers from The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, and one soldier from 2nd Battalion The Royal Welsh (The Royal Regiment of Wales) in Basra, southern Iraq this morning, Thursday 28 June 2007.
The three soldiers were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device attack. The device detonated at approximately 0100 hrs local time against the soldiers, who were dismounted from a Warrior patrol in the Al Amtahiya district in the south east of Basra City, RIP.
Read It Here
Shuffling down the street trying to keep warm
The water was in his sock now, his boots seen better days
As he had many moons ago when bristling with pride and youth
Now hunched against a railway bridge his collar chaffed his kneck
Smiling down at him a Labour poster promising him a future
Laughing he coughed up flem and spat it at the face
Trying to stand pain shot up his spine
His mind propeled back in time
Top cover in Basra a road side bomb `BANG` it all went black
Rain lashed the veteran`s face as he limped into the emptiness
Looking back at the flem he giggled like he did in the block
"Shot Over," "Splash Over" he was happy for a while.
© Tony McNally.
© Mack (RG) The thoughts of a Falklands War Veteran.
Posted by Tony McNally at 13:04