40 Commando Return

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  1. royalbumbaclod

    royalbumbaclod New member

    In case you didn't already know here's a lil' update.

    The first planeload of Royal Marines from 40 Commando touched down at Exeter Airport this afternoon, Tuesday 8 April 2008, following a successful six-month tour of duty in southern Afghanistan.

    Based in Helmand province, the Bravo Company Marines deployed in October 2007 in support of 52 Infantry Brigade as part of a UK Army-led multi national force. They have been an integral part of providing security for reconstruction and have led several highly successful operations to clear pockets of Taliban resistance.
  2. lsadirty

    lsadirty War Hero

    Saw it on the local news in Guzz: Welcome home Royals, big BZ to one and all. :thanks: :thanks:
  3. Tailz

    Tailz New member

    Welcome Home =]
  4. onlinebacon

    onlinebacon New member

    Well done :)

    Hope they have a HUGE pissup
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  6. NZ_Bootneck

    NZ_Bootneck War Hero

    Hoofin' effort from 40, well done to all involved. Taunton can stand by.
  7. Wessex_Man

    Wessex_Man New member

    Welcome home, Gents - am particularly pleased by this news as two members of Bravo Coy, incl the OC, are former pupils of mine: will, I hope, be getting a few beers in for them soon.
  8. Joe12345

    Joe12345 New member

    Welcome home :biggrin:
  9. rosinacarley

    rosinacarley War Hero

    I did think it was a very British homecoming, I saw the Bandies doing their bit and some rather nice banners but none of the usual Americanisation - Union Flags and yellow ribbons. The commentator on the BBC news did remark that all the lads wanted was something low key like this, rather than a grand parade. Perhaps though that will change in time.
  10. Achmed

    Achmed New member

    Lock up your Daughters.......................
  11. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  12. pongoshaggy

    pongoshaggy New member

    oh great thats me playing spoof again in the "dirty donkey"....remember its non emotional !!
  13. mikey_boi

    mikey_boi New member

    Welcome home lads
  14. royalbumbaclod

    royalbumbaclod New member

    oh and welldone for killing them ******* bastards who are fighting for a lost cause 40!!! :thumright:
  15. pongoshaggy

    pongoshaggy New member

    today the "dirty donkey" will be invaded by pongos ie me n my good mate alf,who has just returned from herrick 7, if any of 40 fancy a pint we are there from 1700 until we fall over

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