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"john boy"
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PostSubject: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 10:15

The Soldier
Rupert Brooke

If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is forever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam;
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

The Soldier
Rupert Brooke

To the brave men and women who came from all walks of life who made the ultimate sacrifice God bless you and keep you safe for in our hearts you will always be remembered "john boy"
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 12:00

Should be retitled "The English Soldier"
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 12:52


Didn't expect that from you, Gordon old chap. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 13:27

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Didn't expect that from you, Gordon old chap. Sad

Brum our beloved F.M must have a wee drop of English blood coursing through his veins affraid but yeah maybe he's right
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 14:34

No English blood that i know of Johnboy..Thank the good lord. Laughing

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Didn't expect that from you, Gordon old chap.

Why not Brum????It refers to one nation only...
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 15:30

Just to keep the balance! Shocked



The Soldiers' Cairn


Gie me a hill wi' the heather on't,
An' a reid sun drappin' doon,
Or the mists o' the mornin' risin' saft
Wi' the reek owre a wee grey toon.
Gie me a howe by the lang Glen road,
For it's there 'mang the whin and fern
(D'ye mind on't, Will? Are ye hearin', Dod?)
That we're biggin' the Soldiers' Cairn.

Far awa’ is the Flanders land
Wi' fremmit France atween,
But mony a howe o' them baith the day
Has a hap o' the Gordon green.
It's them we kent that's lyin' there,
An' it's nae wi' stane or airn
But wi' brakin' herts, an' mem'ries sair,
That we're biggin' the Soldiers' Cairn.

Doon, laich doon the Dullan sings—
An' I ken o' an aul' sauch tree,
Where a wee loon's wahnie's hingin' yet
That's dead in Picardy;
An' ilka win' fae the Conval's broo
Bends aye the buss o' ern,
Where aince he futtled a name that noo
I'll read on the Soldiers' Cairn.

Oh! build it fine and build it fair,
Till it leaps to the moorland sky —
More, more than death is symbolled there,
Than tears or triumphs by.
There's the Dream Divine of a starward way
Our laggard feet would learn—
It's a new earth's corner-stone we'd lay
As we fashion the Soldiers' Cairn.

……………………………

Lads in your plaidies lyin' still
In lands we'll never see,
This lanely cairn on a hameland hill
Is a' that oor love can dee;
An' fine an' braw we'll mak' it a',
But oh, my Bairn, my Bairn,
It’s a cradle’s croon that’II aye blaw doon
To me fae the Soldiers' Cairn.




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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 17:46

Even to a sassenach that's a great poem ...

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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 19:02

aboard the good ship venus ,
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 19:10

'My God you should have seen us' ..

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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 22:30

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After 23 years in the army I have little patience with all this regional stuff.
My late wife of 31 years was Welsh and as a result I can understand the feelings of those who are under the impression that they are ruled from Westminster by a bunch of English people.
Our history and present parliament is stuffed with Jocks, Taffs, Paddys, Cornishmen, Yorkies, Brummies and others. The "English" don't rule anybody.
(Excuse me, Rod Stewart has just appeared on the Remembrance do on BBC. God that's embarassing !).
I sit here, sharing our Queen's discomfort, waiting for the shower of poppies, the only meaningful part of this whole fiasco.
Tomorrow's parade, before the cenotaph, should restore some dignity to Remembrance Day.
(Oh look, some Rupert decided that some squaddies should parade before their Sovereign and the Commonwealth in combat kit).
I'm too old for this bollocks, is there anything on the Freeview channels ?
No apologies for THIS rant !

Well F*** me where did that come from wow hey I'm glad old Rod didn't start singing "We Are Sailing" ....
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    10/11/2012, 23:20

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After 23 years in the army I have little patience with all this regional stuff.
My late wife of 31 years was Welsh and as a result I can understand the feelings of those who are under the impression that they are ruled from Westminster by a bunch of English people.
Our history and present parliament is stuffed with Jocks, Taffs, Paddys, Cornishmen, Yorkies, Brummies and others. The "English" don't rule anybody.
(Excuse me, Rod Stewart has just appeared on the Remembrance do on BBC. God that's embarassing !).
I sit here, sharing our Queen's discomfort, waiting for the shower of poppies, the only meaningful part of this whole fiasco.
Tomorrow's parade, before the cenotaph, should restore some dignity to Remembrance Day.
(Oh look, some Rupert decided that some squaddies should parade before their Sovereign and the Commonwealth in combat kit).
I'm too old for this bollocks, is there anything on the Freeview channels ?
No apologies for THIS rant !


Well F*** me where did that come from wow hey I'm glad old Rod didn't start singing "We Are Sailing" ....

Why oh why did the RBL reintroduce the leaf to the poppy,when very few people know how it should be worn?

Did wonder about Rod Stewart myself.

Regional stuff???? We are talking about a poem not government.Lighten up Brum..

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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 07:31

I was wondering what Rod Stewart was doing there, then I remembered that he had a book out (Cynical or what?). Maybe I am getting a bit long in the tooth but what happened to the RN Gun Run, RAF Police Dogs jumping through hoops and running through tunnels and Matelots climbing up rigging and all that stuff we used to get. It was more like the X Factor, it's about time the DG of the BBC resigned!! Harumph!!


Yours Etc,


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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 07:48

Shelldrake wrote:
I was wondering what Rod Stewart was doing there, then I remembered that he had a book out (Cynical or what?). Maybe I am getting a bit long in the tooth but what happened to the RN Gun Run, RAF Police Dogs jumping through hoops and running through tunnels and Matelots climbing up rigging and all that stuff we used to get. It was more like the X Factor, it's about time the DG of the BBC resigned!! Harumph!!


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Isn't that the Edinburgh Miltary Tattoo Question scratch
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 09:01

It was the Royal Tournament..Methinks Gen.Shelldrake has been at the duty free.. drunken Laughing


Hasn`t something else been introduced as a replacement for the Royal Tournament???
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 09:25

Yeah, well?? Wouldn't do any harm if they introduced some of that stuff. I shall write to the DG of the BBC forthwith. Anyone know who it is nowadays?


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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 14:05

Shelldrake wrote:
Yeah, well?? Wouldn't do any harm if the introduced some of that stuff. I shall write to the DG of the BBC forthwith. Anyone know who it is nowadays?

He just quit !!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 15:30

Not a lot gets past you, John Boy! Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 15:54

I think i shall apply for the job..No salery of course,the expenses and car will suffice.. pirat Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 16:08

What do you know about Journalism, Gordon?
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 16:58

Hi guy's well here's a face to the name ...and some pictures of the parade here in Shrewsbury ,a very good turnout indeed.The town crier you see is the tallest in the world . Hope you all had a good day today.. lol!



Town crier









Guy in scarf is our M.P (Con)



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All looking very smart there, John Boy.
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 17:13

I see a scaley in pic no2.Ditto Shelldrake

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Nowt my weegie friend,but i can lie as good as the next one.. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 17:34

Gordon. wrote:
I see a scaley in pic no2.Ditto Shelldrake

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Nowt my weegie friend,but i can lie as good as the next one.. Laughing



Then I find you eminently qualified for the post and your name shall be duly dispatched to my old school chum The Lord General Patten, Morgen Fruh! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 18:47

Many thanks..A case of champers has been left with the mess Sgt for you..
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PostSubject: Re: gone but not forgotten    11/11/2012, 19:58

I shall send my Driver round first thing to collect.
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