Friday, 31 July 2009

Rogue Gunners History Of Guns.

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Fridays Fire Mission

Is this really a UFO over Westbury? Its Friday so I thought I would start with this item about a potential UFO. Hard to make out what it really is it could be a small helicopter? Or maybe its one of the Red Robots stealth drones spying on his political opponents.

Britain signs reduced Euro fighter deal Is anything this Socialist Government agrees really worth the paper its signed on?

Bob Ainsworth's honesty A Socialist politician and Honesty a very odd combination indeed!

We let troops down, says minister Well he has changed his tune since his `Bollocks `outburst in Parliament.

British Army Launch Final Start Thinking Soldier Challenges as Public Takes Part in 1 Million Missions Its not the soldiers that need to start thinking it’s the penny pinching Socialist who sent them to War in the first place.

Wood's 100 recognise armed forces in summer campaign Hat Tip to Woods.

Nepal's Gurkhas name beauty spot after 'Ab Fab' star There must a a toxic waste plant or sewerage works we can name after Gordon Brown?

UK hacker loses bid to avoid extraditionGary McKinnon would have less chance of extradition if he was an Al Qaeda Terrorist. Jailing him is pointless.

Russia to Export $2.6bn of Military Aircraft in 2009 Unlike the hypocritical UK Government the Russians wont have any problems selling weapons to the Israelis.

Courageous - but wrong I agree, soldiers go to War its their job. Soldiers cannot pick and choose which conflicts they want like an 18 to 30 holiday!

Afghan clash kills 11 militants Fridays Feel Good Factor.

General Dannatt Gives Last Speech Well said Sir!


Funeral for one of youngest soldiers killed in Afghanistan Tragic, RIP Rifleman William Aldridge.

More Australian troops to provide security for Afghanistan's elections Thank You Diggers.

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A Conservative MP Enjoys His Duck Pond.

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Thursday, 30 July 2009


Falkland Islands

Reason for Deployment
As the Falklands conflict progressed, it became increasingly clear that a major “clearing-up” operation would be required after the war, to make the ‘ Islands’ coastal waters safe. Port Stanley, Port William, and San Carlos Water in particular were littered with all types of unexploded ordnance, aircraft wreckage, jettisoned fuel tanks and other hazards.
The first step was the well-documented conversion of the five ocean-going trawlers into minesweepers. These vessels (JUNELLA, NORTHELLA, CORDELLA, FARNELL and PICT) arrived in Stanley shortly after the surrender. They successfully swept a high proportion of the moored mines laid by the Argentines outside Port Stanley harbour. The Hunts (HMS Ledbury and HMS Brecon), with their computerised mine hunting facilities and remotely controlled submersibles (RCMDS) were ideally suited to finishing off the excellent job done by the trawlers and dealing with all the underwater hazards left in the aftermath of the war.

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Thursdays Fire Mission

Poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy writes poem for First World War dead (Video)

In all my dreams, before my helpless sight,
He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.
If poetry could tell it backwards, true, begin
that moment shrapnel scythed you to the stinking mud...
but you get up, amazed, watch bled bad blood
run upwards from the slime into its wounds;
see lines and lines of British boys rewind
back to their trenches, kiss the photographs from home -
mothers, sweethearts, sisters, younger brothers
not entering the story now to die and die and die.
Dulce - No - Decorum - No - Pro patria mori.
You walk away.
You walk away; drop your gun (fixed bayonet)
like all your mates do too -
Harry, Tommy, Wilfred, Edward, Bert -
and light a cigarette.
There's coffee in the square,
warm French bread
and all those thousands dead
are shaking dried mud from their hair
and queuing up for home. Freshly alive,
a lad plays Tipperary to the crowd, released
from History; the glistening, healthy horses fit for heroes, kings.
You lean against a wall,
your several million lives still possible
and crammed with love, work, children, talent, English beer, good food.
You see the poet tuck away his pocket-book and smile.
If poetry could truly tell it backwards,
then it would.

Carol Ann Duffy,

This is a poem I wrote about the First World War

Bastard mud
Human soup
Sucking me down
Loosing my boots
Liquid hell
Putrid smell
Cold and heavy
Can you tell
A sea of men
An ocean of shit
Cant seen to swim
I think I’ve been hit.

© Tony McNally

Hackers break into MI5 web site It seems MI5 along with the MOD are a joke but not a very funny one. To say that its `unlikely` to have caused a breach of national security says it all really. The problem we have is the staff we have working for us at both department are a product of New Labour and as such anyone who fancies a go at it will get the opportunity especially of they follow the `common purpose` guidelines.

The MoD has today announced that regular statistics will be published detailing the numbers of military patients There will be more facts in a Harry Potter novel than this!

MoD confirms soaring casualty rate in Afghanistan And according to the MOD they are all benefit scroungers!

Bob Ainsworth beats the retreat When pushed on this issue Ainsworth just shouted `BOLLOCKS` said he needed a bowl of tripe to think.

Funeral held for First World War veteran Henry Allingham At last Henry its time for you to RIP.

US surgeons drafted in as British medics exhausted by casualty surge This once again proves that the Socialist Labour party didn’t think this War through correctly the same as they did in Iraq, perhaps the Yanks can lend us some helicopters as well?

New biomedical research facility opens in UK I’m sure the Hackers have had a good look around the place already.

Bill O` Reilly For President.

The whole Country has been betrayed by the Socialist Labour Party.

Gordon Ramsay's military showdown It’s a good job Gordon wasn’t talking to a British Para or blood would have been shed!

Bodies of three soldiers brought home from Afghanistan RIP

MoD Brings Forward Compensation Review More Spin from the Socialists. Lets here from the Tories on this issue.

Forces Suffer Record Afghan Injury Figures (Video)

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Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Hearses carrying the bodies of British soldiers killed in Aghanistan process through Wootton Bassett RIP


With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
Britain mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

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Wednesdays Fire Mission

PANTHER'S CLAW - The COs' Diaries Some interesting info on Panthers Claw.

UK brigades in frame for third Afghan tour 16 Air Assault Brigade or 3 Commando Brigade, all bad news for the enemy!

Last farewell to captain killed in helicopter crash RIP Captain Ben Babington-Browne.

Help For Heroes With An RAF Prestwick Fun Day A big well done guys.

MP: Navy must come clean over future of HMS Endurance Lets hope this great ship isn’t made into tin cans in Vietnam and is back at sea soon.

Frigate's £11m refit is under way HMS Westminster? I think they should change her name as well.

Future USAF Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology
I believe the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has a big future ahead.

Met chief overturns ban on police wearing union flag badges The Union flag should be a part of the police union like the stars & stripes in the USA. I’m offended by anyone being offended by our National flag.

We must defend our troops as they defend our country Hopefully this will happen when the military hating Socialists our ousted from power.

Crowds to gather to say farewell to Henry This will be a very moving occasion Henry was the peoples Hero.

Destroyer of the Hash Highway 35 million “spiffs now how much do you think MP s claim for those?

UK’s arms ban: pure hypocrisy The Socialists are experts at Hypocrisy.

Could UK Send More Troops To Afghanistan? The simple answer is YES but the ones that are there now, don’t get the support they deserve, so we need a huge increase in all aspects of the Campaign not just numbers., and anyway what about other NATO Countries?

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Tuesday, 28 July 2009

British veterans made to fight another battle by the MOD to keep their compensation

On a day when the bodies of four UK servicemen are flown back home after making the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan the MOD are in the Court of Appeal. Why may you ask are they costing the British tax payer tens of thousands in legal bills? To make the lives of our young injured servicemen some who have horrific injuries better? No they are once again making our Heroes fight another battle for adequate compensation that must last them for the rest of their lives. A soldier with the Light Dragoons Anthony Duncan, who now walks with crutches after being shot while on patrol in Iraq, was originally awarded £9,250 which was increased to £46,000 by an appeal tribunal. £9,250 I’m sure the average House of Commons MP will put in a larger expenses bill for toilet paper than that. Then we have Royal Marine Matthew McWilliams who fractured his thigh in a military exercise and was awarded £8,250 later increased to £28,750 on appeal. When I first heard the news about this I assumed that these men had been awarded far more than this. It was nothing like £484,000 that was awarded to an RAF typist that had a sore finger. Its one thing getting injured whilst in the service of your Country, but then to have go through this disgraceful ordeal is something else and can only add to the depression of your original illness. Your Government thinking of you as some kind of burden. The same Government that sends these young men and woman to War in the first place. Military commanders will always want more assets, helicopters , radios , boots on the ground. But these boots on the ground are filled with human beings that due to the nature of the job can get extremely badly hurt or killed. The MOD should also consider paying for our servicemen’s injuries part of the Bill of going to War. I’m sure that most of the General public would not begrudge these men this compensation that on the face of it isn’t very much anyway. Like the Governments stance on the Gurkhas, they have made a serious error of judgement in this case and feelings amongst the British public and the military community will be running high. In my opinion servicemen & woman are being discriminated against due to the nature of their job. This would never happen if it were a policeman, Fire-fighter, Ambulance man ect..But for some strange reason Soldiers are fair game. The Government are reaping their rewards of the mishandling of our economy due to the high numbers of recruits looking for work. Just remember if you are thinking of signing that dotted line, if you join the military you will never meet such loyal friends in your life as your fellow soldiers. Once you have been in combat there will always be a bond between you, a bond that those penny pinching MOD lawyers could never understand but you could end up like Anthony Duncan or Matthew McWilliams, or even worse being saluted as you lie dead in a coffin being mourned by the crowds in Wooton Bassatt. Sometimes your longest War begins when you hand your uniform in and rejoin civvie street.

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Two more UK soldiers have been killed, in two separate incidents, in Afghanistan

Two more British soldiers killed RIP

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
Britain mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

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Monday, 27 July 2009

Picture Of The Day

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Mondays Fire Mission (HE9)

Israel And US At Odds Over 'Iran Strike' Well that’s not surprising Obama wouldn’t want to help bomb some of his relatives that live in Iran would he.

Tributes paid to RAF crash woman RIP Jennifer Lovell

Britain hails 'success' of anti-Taliban push I know we have killed more enemy combatants than we have lost. Great job guys, your Country is proud of you.

British Helmand offensive Panther's Claw hailed a success

uk-commander we won-t give up our-Afghanistan gains I should think not they were gained by the blood and deaths of our brave British soldiers.

PM signals end to 'Panther's Claw' The Red Robot is worried he might have to send more helicopters and equipment so that will do for now lads!

David Miliband and Gordon Brown on Afghanistan: analysis Why doesn’t the Red Robot offer the Taliban Asylum in the UK as most of their mates live here anyway?

Britain calls for Northern Ireland style peace deal in Afghanistan We could always send Gerry Adams over and make him the Governor, he does a have a great Taliban looking beard.

War heroes confront yob Scum of the year award goes to Jack Bailey, stuff all these pretend apologies he needs his f****** head kicking in the piece of s***.

Second Castleford soldier killed in Afghanistan RIP Craig Hopson.

What do I do about my army reservist employee? All depends whether your boss is a Socialist or not.

Armed Forces celebrates diversity with gay serviceman in Soldier magazine So they are Gay, so what just get on with what ever they do and stop ramming it down our throats!!!

Visiting the troops in Afghanistan: Louise Martin's frontline diary I’m sure you cheered up a few of the lads Louise. Or girls for that matter!

Mayor meets Afghanistan war hero Ben Parkinson is truly an inspiration to us all.

Prince honours helicopter crews He could honour them with some of his cash that him and his fellow Royals have sponged of the British tax payer for centuries.

Helicopter shortage forces commanders to dump Helmand towers plan The Red Robot said that he would rather use the money to spy on injured British veterans.

6 new Chinooks ready for war but only enough crew to fly 2 What an absolute disgrace. The Royal Princes not trained on them yet?

The army’s been hit by Brown’s unfriendly fire The Red Robot and all mentally ill Socialists hate the military plain and simple.

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Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sundays Fire Mission (HE8)

Service To Remember WW1 Dead Welcomed (Video) As if the Red Robot really gives a toss, if he is that concerned about Britain’s Armed Forces help the ones that are still alive and fighting for their lives in Afghanistan without adequate helicopters and other assets! This piece of work is not fit to even mention Harry Patch’s name.

Lumley gets hero's welcome in Nepal That’s because she is a Hero and has shown the whole world what the rotten to the core Socialist military hating Labour Government is like.

FactCheck: 100,000 more Gurkhas? Since when has this Labour Government ever been bothered about the amount of immigrants coming to the UK?

Clarkson crashes into trouble with C-word attack on PM Clarkson is quite correct with his comments about the Red Robot when he uses the `C` word Brown is a communist!

First Corvette for Royal Navy of Oman launched It must be nice to have money to burn on defence, Oh yeah but we do and then we give it all away to India to build Aircraft Carriers!

N Korea 'threatens to retaliate' against UN sanctions I wish the dog eaters would either put up or shut up!

Rupert Matthews: Where is the RAF going? To the dogs under this Socialist Government.

Gallery: RAF servicemen honoured for Iraq duty
Big well done I’m very proud of them all.

'Boot force' of yomping soldiers to be converted into electricity An interesting idea and sure The Red Robot will be wanting to put a tax on any energy made.

Archbishop 'deeply worried' about British troops Is this the same idiot that wants Sharia law in the UK?

Crossing into the red zone Isn’t that the name of the Guardians Editors office? Lets be honest this left wing rag would like to see thousands of our boys come home in coffins.

Former Royal Navy seaman Claude Choules is now the last Briton standing In some ways it must be a heavy burden for Claude to bear? He is the Last great Hero of our Nation left standing.

DANGER UXB FOR ‘BRAVEST OF THE BRAVE’ These men truly are Heroes amongst Heroes RIP Cpt Daniel Shepherd.

MoD contests injured soldiers' payouts The MOD are a disgrace and offer comfort to our enemies with their vile treatment of our Forces.

One in 47 - the chance of a Brit troop being killed in Afghan war Thanks to the Socialists, Oh sorry they have everything they need right?

Danish military plans raise fears of Arctic conflict We seem to have conflicts spreading around the globe like Swine Flu so why not the Arctic?

Indian Navy's nuclear sub and China's encirclement Look where your hard earned British tax payers money is being spent?

Minister calls for withdrawal of Italian troops from Afghanistan There are Italian troops in Afghanistan? Well I suppose someone has to make the Pizzas to feed the real fighting men!

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Saturday, 25 July 2009

Britain's last WW1 veteran dies

Britain's last WW1 veteran dies RIP

With the passing of Henry Allingham and now Harry Patch it’s the end of an era for our WW1 veterans. Eventually there will be no more WW2 veterans and then Korean and then Falklands War vets, but with the Wars we are engaged with at the moment there will be many thousands of British veterans left to tell the tale for a while

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British Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

British Soldier Killed RIP

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
Britain mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Please remember to wear something Red every Friday.

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Did you serve in Iraq or Afghanistan?

I got this email from a good bloke called Clayton, he loves the Brits that much he even married one. He is looking for stories from servicemen who have served in Iraq & Afghanistan. See his details below.

Hello my name is Clayton D. Murwin I am a friend of CJ Grisham and Troy Steward from YouServed Blog Talk radio, I ask this because I am producing a Graphic Novel called Untold Stories from Iraq & Afghanistan. We are using real stories from real soldiers that served in the wars and we are illustrating them to be published as a charity project to support our troops. here is the original website and the new site located here. If you served in either Iraq or Afghanistan I was wondering if you would be willing to share a story for the graphic novel. As I want to have a story from our strongest allies ( Especially since my wife is a Brit!) I lived in Wallasey Merseyside for three years. Anyway if it sounds like something you would be interested in I would love to here from you.

Clayton D. Murwin
The Hero Maker
I create life one line at a time

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