box-of-frogs said:******** said:Hear Hear Slim. Not one sailor or airman has died on active service in Iraq or Afghanistan.slim said:tommo said:Really none ??? So those 7 Navy aircrew who died in the gulf 2003 didn't exist?
You don't have a clue
Not exactly an enemy fire incident:
This was more of a flying accident which could have happened anywhere in the world.
Sadly it ended with the deaths of seven aviators, but not the result of an enemy engagement.
That's wonderful but let's stop this hero-worshiping nonsense. We are proud of our sailors and airmen--but they are no more at risk than a Friday night in Guzz when the Home Fleet disembarked and were Hell-Bent on filling-in any remnants of Airmen. Soldiers In fact all those whose cap-tallies didn't display Vanguard or whatever.
Herc shot down north of baghdad? IDF attacks on the COB? Lynx shot down over Basra? Shooting in Iraq? IEDs in Afghan? Does these not count as active service? Not often i stick up for the crabs but.........
I was commenting on the RN aspect, not the RAF.
The RN have so far been extremely lucky when it comes to casualties, the RAF not so.
yes we do have RN personnel deployed in hostile environments, but nowhere near as hostile as army personnel are experiencing.
My belief is that we should withdraw ALL troops from both Iran and Afghanistan. We will not win in Afghanistan and the troops and money would be better spent securing our borders against drug and people trafficers.