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auldbutcher
post 14th Nov 2010, 12:47pm
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Hi troops it's me agin on remembrance day i want tae pay tribute tae the British army who fae 1939 an on wards wis ill equipt and sent oot tae defend the kingdom wie pea shooters.

Jasus the sten jerry equivalent the schmeisser ,tank's the cromwell,an the sherman,mass produced .crap there is a story that ah panzer major caught a brigade o shermans in ah narrow defile he whacks oot the leadin sherman an then whacks oot the last wan ,then tae his leisure bumps the rest o them aff.

Me i have got a bloomin history boot baith sides o my family uncle Neil who lost ah leg in the first world war. uncle Willie who died on the beaches on d'day a sergeant who was blowing tae kingdom come ,uncle Bert who went ower a land mine despatch rider ,cousin and brother in law who served time in Malaya ,an KOREA . Scum bag muslim's are allowed tae bemirch ah ceremony tae these hero's memory me i ask what has happened tae oor country ,turn the other cheek as mah auld daddy used tae say an get a mediteranin tan son .

P.s listen tae the corries singin willie mc bride.you don't shed a tear then you got a heart o stane
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post 14th Nov 2010, 01:24pm
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I watched the Remembrance Festival last night and it always brings tears to my eyes of all the Lovely young Men & Women who gave their lives for me and mine and this morning we also sat and watched the Parade in London, it always reduces me to Tears and then watching all the other Veterans Parading how can you not be moved,And as for the Scum at Celtic Park[am a tic supporter] they should be hounded and banned no exceptions send those Cretins to war see how loudly they would Scream


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wee davy
post 14th Nov 2010, 01:41pm
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I would rather line them up in front of a few Taliban, annwan - but as a minimum, I'm sure Celtic FC will take the ultimate sanctions against those responsible for such shameful behaviour.

God Bless ALL those who have been affected by conflict, loss & suffering.

There were MANY hundreds attended both the open air service and village church. Very good to see.

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post 14th Nov 2010, 01:49pm
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Wee Davy don't haud yer breath waiting for any action to be taken
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post 14th Nov 2010, 02:09pm
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QUOTE (jamjar51 @ 14th Nov 2010, 02:35pm) *
Wee Davy don't haud yer breath waiting for any action to be taken


Officially, maybe you might be right Jamjar, but, covertly, you might get some satisfaction as we all would from some erse-kicking by some of our undercover boys in khaki. The towelheaded goon in the Mail photo would be well advised to disappear for a while as he was quite indentifiable! Just watch this space ! They are not prepared to take this lying down!
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post 14th Nov 2010, 06:43pm
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The Green Fields of France

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyiLfSHSqds

Well, how ya doing, young Willie McBride?
Do you mind if I sit here, down by your graveside?
And l rest for a while in the warm summer sun,
I've been walking all day, Lord, and I'm nearly done.
I see by your gravestone, you were only nineteen,
When you joined the great war in 1916.
Well I hope you died quick and I hoped you died clean.
Or Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?

Did they beat the drum slowly?
Did they sound the fife lowly?
Did the rifles fire o'er ye as they lowered ye down?
Did the band play the last Post and chorus?
Did the pipes play the Fleurs o' the Forest?

And did you leave a wife or a sweetheart behind?
In some faithful heart is your memory enshrined?
And though you died back in 1916,
To that loyal heart, are you always 19?
Or are you a stranger, without even a name,
Forever enshrined behind some glass pane,
In an old photograph, torn, 'n' tattered and stained,
And fading to yellow in a brown leather frame?

Well the sun's shining now on these Green Fields of France.
The warm wind blows gently and the red poppies dance.
The trenches have vanished long under the plough.
No gas and no barbed wire, no guns firing now.
But here in this graveyard it's still No Man's Land,
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand.
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man,
And a whole generation who were butchered and damned.

And I can't help but wonder now Willie McBride,
Do all those who lie here, really know why they died?
Did you really believe them when they told you the cause?
Did you really believe that this war would end wars?
The suffering, the sorrow, the glory, the shame,
The killing, the dying, it was all done in vain.
For Willie McBride it all happened again,
And again and again and again and again.


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Anne1
post 14th Nov 2010, 07:04pm
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How so very very Sad sad.gif sad.gif


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post 14th Nov 2010, 08:14pm
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I wrote this poem for my Great Uncle Peter McKay, killed in France, October 1918 he was 23. My Maternal Grandfather's brother.

Peter McKay

I never knew the man I mourn
Yet still I’m sad
His body wracked and battle worn
While he was still a lad

From Glasgow town he heard the call
Your country needs you now
Off he went with heart and soul
The trenches he will plough

I stand here 90 long years on
In grief, for my unknown kin
His name etched on a Portland stone
Being brave his only sin

His battles over, here he lies
But he is not alone
Another million lie nearby
For them the battles done.

He was but one of many to die
A Scot, steadfast and true
23 years old was Peter Mckay
When the final whistle blew

RIP all of you, we will not forget.


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post 14th Nov 2010, 08:58pm
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lovely poem nelli, im sure he`s looking doon on ye and smiling, saying thanks for such kind words.


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post 14th Nov 2010, 10:28pm
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Jings Nelli, you have me in tears reading the poem you wrote to your great Uncle Peter.

It is very sad, especially as he was killed as the war was ending.


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nelli
post 14th Nov 2010, 11:01pm
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Thank you Heather & Auchenshuggle, he was only one of millions but he was my one.


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post 14th Nov 2010, 11:26pm
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lovely tribute to the Uncle who never came back


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post 14th Nov 2010, 11:48pm
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do we really need to wear a poppy to remember the dead?

when I was 11 one of my best friends died - when I was 17 one of my best friends died in Aden in the army when his jeep was blown up - he only wanted to be in the band - when I was 20 a good friend was killed in Israel fighting for his country - when I was 21 a frend took a gun and killed himself because he could not take life the way it was - since then I have lost many friend and family to normal death and disease and accidents etc etc - a couple of weeks ago I lost a cousin who was murdered in Glasgow by some numpty on drugs ......

Do I need to wear a poppy to remember them all - of course I don't - I do wear a poppy out of respect for those who gave their lives to their country - but not for them as individuals - that's too much to ask me....and I cannot get sentimental about all of those who died - it was before my time but I respect them and those who loved them


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post 15th Nov 2010, 12:03am
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That is your choice BigAl and I respect that.


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wee davy
post 15th Nov 2010, 12:26am
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http://www.poppy.org.uk/

lets not forget the poppy appeal is as much (if not more) to do with the living - than the dead.

but i take your point al

its not merely a 'once a year' thing
- or simply all about those who died in the great wars (never did really understand the term 'great' - what exactly was 'great' about it?)

sorry to hear about your cousin - we had a young fella down here, kicked to death up here (hartlepool i think it was) not so long ago - just got back from afghanistan. probably drugs/drink related. yet another war we often seem to be losing!

but on a positive note - it was nice to see so many people turn out as a mark of their respect, today, at my local rememberance service - both in and OUT of the church - be they religious or nay.

goodnight all

(thanks for your posts girls xx)


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