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Lest we forget

its been a bit quiet here for a little while. However, to break that silence I would like to say how FaceBook is alive with Reservists showing thier respect.
When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today.
Thankfully, not too many of my oppos gave thier today, but some have, and they will be remembered.


Lantern Swinger
In Ocean wastes no poppies blow,
No crosses stand in ordered row,
Their young hearts sleep... beneath the wave...
The spirited, the good, the brave,
But stars a constant vigil keep,
For them who lie beneath the deep.
'Tis true you cannot kneel in prayer
On certain spot and think. "He's there."
But you can to the ocean go...
See whitecaps marching row on row;
Know one for him will always ride...
In and out... with every tide.
And when your span of life is passed,
He'll meet you at the "Captain's Mast."
And they who mourn on distant shore
For sailors who'll come home no more,
Can dry their tears and pray for these
Who rest beneath the heaving seas...
For stars that shine and winds that blow
And whitecaps marching row on row.
And they can never lonely be
For when they lived... they chose the sea

From a post on OAMAAM.

andy reeves9

they will , calm seas fair winds, stand easy, and rest in peace in gods navy(which never has manning issues)
I was hit by a RNR Lt Cdr yesterday :(

Bless him, me thinks he never had brekkie and went down ridged, I broke his fall (well him hitting the back of my legs did), otherwise I think they may have been claret all over the town square. A quick rest and a once over by the medics and he was up and finished the parade.


Lantern Swinger
Attended the local Parish Council service, before anyone else arrived I noted s bottle of beer on the memorial. Looking closer it had a RM Commando flash and a Afghan wrist band on the bottle was written “In memory of Darbs, KIA 23/6/10”.

This was noted by a few people and prior to the official wreath laying was removed. On completion the bottle was returned by a Parish Councilor to stand with the wreaths laid by the RBL etc.

A fitting tribute by someone who knew Darbs. BZ Royal.

Sergeant Steven William Darbyshire from 40 Commando Royal Marines, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, was killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday 23 June 2010.

Sorry no photograph. Problem uploading.
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