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Sep 24, 2008 5:26 PM CSTWould you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare
combatcarebarecombatcarebarepreston, Lancashire, England, UK2 Threads 3 Polls 17 Posts

Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq(Vote Below)

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massive street party
45
40%
a big smoucch on the lips
8
7%
a big hug
30
27%
a mild welcome back
18
16%
openly protest
3
3%
or spit on the war and all partenapents
8
7%
Total Votes
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well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me
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Sep 24, 2008 5:26 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare
combatcarebarecombatcarebarepreston, Lancashire, England UK2 Threads 3 Polls 17 Posts
well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me
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Sep 24, 2008 7:05 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me


Hi soldier wave
Count me IN for support - You young men are doing a great job in an illegal war not of your making against cowards - Not real fighters and you desrve better quarters and medical care that you get now ragardless of if it cost another 5p/£1 on tax IMO - END OF - I would as a pensioner happliy pay it.

I will always be loyal to my preferred service (RAF) and the Army too as my Bro in Law is a Brigadier retired (ex 16th brigade Para) and then RTC, ex ADC to HMQ and after retirement Sec and then CEO Combat Stress and now an OBE

(That is on record) so I think its bloody disgusting that the Military hospitals were closed by misled government edict after social engineering experts and the MoD accountants got it all wrong.

If I had seen it happen to any serviceman as a patient or visitor in any hospital I would immediately take on anyone who did it in public on the spot, regardless of who they were. I will do that same to anyone anywhere who says otherwise face to face nand I do NOT accept any neo political crap, wind & piss from parasites, socialworkers and bloody alleged expert *ologists*

Mike Dennis - RAF Aero Eng Fitter 1954-61 now 70 and still willing to have a punch up and teach the ignorant sub culture scum a real lesson - military style they would never forget. handshake cheers
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Sep 24, 2008 8:21 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
phoenix
phoenixphoenixparis, Ile-de-France France103 Threads 4 Polls 5,247 Posts
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me


I wouldn't do any...Although if someone spat at me..I would kick to barrels of shit out off them...You signed up to do a job it aint your fault the Mod-Whitehall have made a mess of things..
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Sep 24, 2008 8:39 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
silverfox
silverfoxsilverfoxbangor, Gwynedd, Wales UK3 Threads 154 Posts
just smile
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Sep 25, 2008 2:50 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
pat123
pat123pat123london, Greater London, England UK8 Threads 124 Posts
that is a disgrace,most of us dont feel that way,there are always a few nutcases everywhere. hugs to you
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Sep 25, 2008 7:51 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
no1brightongirl
no1brightongirlno1brightongirlbrighton, East Sussex, England UK15 Threads 286 Posts
never.most decent people respect the difficult job, that has to be done out there, soldiers are only doing their jobs, like the rest of us
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Sep 25, 2008 7:52 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
no1brightongirl
no1brightongirlno1brightongirlbrighton, East Sussex, England UK15 Threads 286 Posts
i mean i would never spit and would certainly cheer
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Sep 25, 2008 10:03 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me
You ought to have Stomped a Big Mudhole in that F""""R,or ripped him another Sh*t-Hole!very mad
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Sep 25, 2008 10:27 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
ToPaT
ToPaTToPaTNuneaton, Warwickshire, England UK1 Threads 5 Posts
well i'd say you did a good job thank god your not dead ffs and like just wish him well.

I don't in all agree with the war but. If they went to those lengths to what they believe to of keep me and our countries to safety they are heroes.
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Sep 25, 2008 10:57 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
I'd dress up in my best pink feathers and white shoes and do some cheering
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Sep 25, 2008 2:12 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Beenabout
BeenaboutBeenaboutPreston, Lancashire, England UK6 Threads 209 Posts
Hmm?-Certainly wont 'Win Friends and Influence people' doing things like that?-Have heard of it before at parades-but,must admit,am certainly puzzled by the circumstances on this occasion??.
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Sep 25, 2008 2:32 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Seabiscuit
SeabiscuitSeabiscuitPlymouth, Devon, England UK69 Threads 2,362 Posts
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me


You, like my mates who are in the forces would get a manly handshake and hug, id then if possible buy you a beer or 2.
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Sep 26, 2008 5:06 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
anglophile
anglophileanglophileChattown, Washington USA5 Threads 974 Posts
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me


Never let something like that hurt you. Just take a step back and just Recognize - A person lashes out then they are in pain. That person is so angry with themselves for being a coward that they are lashing out at you for being brave.

Don't take it personally. Just recognize their pain and feel sorry for them.
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Sep 26, 2008 5:59 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
silverfox
silverfoxsilverfoxbangor, Gwynedd, Wales UK3 Threads 154 Posts
yes i d be the first person to say that , bring them home
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Oct 1, 2008 7:00 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Beenabout
BeenaboutBeenaboutPreston, Lancashire, England UK6 Threads 209 Posts
Right-This is probably gonna get me crucified!-But there is a few aspects of this thread that have been niggling me for some while.

1.-ALL Battalions of British troops,when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan are transported from their camp by bus/coach to the departure point-being RAF Brize Norton or RAF Lineham-and it is the same in reverse when their tour is over.

2.-RAF Brize Norton and Lineham are OFF LIMITS to the general public.

3.-I,personally,have known many Guardsmen-who ALWAYS introduce themselves by their title:-ie.Grenadier,Coldstream,Scots,Welsh or Irish-but the originator of this thread describes himself as a 'Military Guardsman'-most odd?.

There are many associated questions i could raise further but in the posibility that i may be misguided-i shall not pursue them at this moment in time.

It is NOT my intention to demean or degrade the originators thread-but,in all fairness,they have depicted a most unusual scenario which is totally contrary to practise and procedure?.

I look forward to any response (especially by the originator) to dispel my 'perhaps' misguided view?.
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Oct 2, 2008 12:30 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
Achtung M'Lud Sprog professor

You wrote **
Beenabout: Right-This is probably gonna get me crucified!-But there is a few aspects of this thread that have been niggling me for some while. ---------
3.-I,personally,have known many Guardsmen-who ALWAYS introduce themselves by their title:-ie.Grenadier,Coldstream,Scots,Welsh or Irish-but the originator of this thread describes himself as a 'Military Guardsman'-most odd?. **
and later **I look forward to any response (especially by the originator) to dispel my 'perhaps' misguided view?.


Reference 3 - above I agree having known a few they are proud to say which Guards Regiment and rightly so IMO

Maybe its the old *Erks* night visionn going U/S
But - I cannot see where the originator used the words *Military Guardsman* ?

I also look forward to directional co-ordinates in order to dispel **my** blindness
theory ?

cheers Mike the Shitehawk angel

A.W.D.Squadron, Figher Command Band, 74 (Tiger) Squadron - Old Fart Now 74 Tiger Association & Lightning Associations
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Oct 2, 2008 6:19 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Beenabout
BeenaboutBeenaboutPreston, Lancashire, England UK6 Threads 209 Posts
The term 'Military Guardsman' is contained within the originators profile.
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Oct 2, 2008 6:56 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
muleguy52
muleguy52muleguy52Liverpool, Merseyside, England UK8 Threads 459 Posts
I f you were spat at upon arriving home in the UK after a tour of duty,then that is nothing short of despicable,and whoever did that needs to take a look at themself.

Servicemen/women,when they join up,do not get to choose where they go or who they fight against.
In this sense,the government does their thinking for them.

All Servicemen/women,deserve our unstinting support.

In a perfect world,problems and disputes between countries would be sorted out and solved by politicians,without the need for so much as a punch-up,let alone a war.

But,alas,the human race has a long way to go yet,if it is to realise such a utopian dream.
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Oct 2, 2008 8:05 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Seabiscuit
SeabiscuitSeabiscuitPlymouth, Devon, England UK69 Threads 2,362 Posts
Beenabout: 1.-ALL Battalions of British troops,when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan are transported from their camp by bus/coach to the departure point-being RAF Brize Norton or RAF Lineham-and it is the same in reverse when their tour is over.


NOT true...

Just this week Marines have been flying out from Exeter airport to Afghan and have been returning their from the Gulf for a while..





Always good to check facts..
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Oct 2, 2008 8:11 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
bren1
bren1bren1Bucks, Buckinghamshire, England UK3 Threads 730 Posts
Beenabout: The term 'Military Guardsman' is contained within the originators profile.


If you would have noticed his diced cap band in the photo's on his profile then you should
have realised he is 1st battalion Scots Guards.
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Oct 2, 2008 10:40 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
bren1: If you would have noticed his diced cap band in the photo's on his profile then you should
have realised he is 1st battalion Scots Guards.
wow such wisdom and great observation skills beer
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Oct 2, 2008 12:00 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
bren1
bren1bren1Bucks, Buckinghamshire, England UK3 Threads 730 Posts
Zellarrone1: such wisdom and great observation skills


Hi Zella wave

Fraid all the credit must go to google tip hat roll eyes laugh
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Oct 2, 2008 1:10 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
Zellarrone1
Zellarrone1Zellarrone1Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England UK37 Threads 5 Polls 10,047 Posts
bren1: Hi Zella

Fraid all the credit must go to google
Hi Bren wave Blimey, I never realised they had "Google detective detective " that specialise in "Stripes-on-hat-spotting shock " ... I'd only heard of train spotters nerd up until now giggle
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Oct 2, 2008 3:54 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
Beenabout: The term 'Military Guardsman' is contained within the originators profile.


Aaah - I never read it so Thanks M'lud Sprog cheers from HIM
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Oct 2, 2008 4:04 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
Beenabout: The term 'Military Guardsman' is contained within the originators profile.


Now I have shuftied I agree M'lud - the evidence is Iffy devil

Those of us who have served in any service normally state regiments, ships, boats (subs) sqaudrons, Air Corps, Rock apes, etc - unless they are Red Caps, Dog handlers Snow Drops, SBS or SAS, when they keep shtum anyway. grin

cheers from HIM again
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Oct 4, 2008 8:02 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
bebbe
bebbebebbecirencester, Gloucestershire, England UK20 Posts
Would they have spat on you if it was their familes, friends you were going to protect?? No, of course not!.....and a lot of you guys didn't sign up to go to Iraq, you got sent there whether you wanted to go or not!
And who said you killed anyone?..what about all the innocent people they kill?.........keep on doing the great job that you are doing!
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat on at the airport and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me
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Oct 5, 2008 10:45 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare
combatcarebarecombatcarebarepreston, Lancashire, England UK2 Threads 3 Polls 17 Posts
Beenabout: Right-This is probably gonna get me crucified!-But there is a few aspects of this thread that have been niggling me for some while.

1.-ALL Battalions of British troops,when deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan are transported from their camp by bus/coach to the departure point-being RAF Brize Norton or RAF Lineham-and it is the same in reverse when their tour is over.

2.-RAF Brize Norton and Lineham are OFF LIMITS to the general public.

3.-I,personally,have known many Guardsmen-who ALWAYS introduce themselves by their title:-ie.Grenadier,Coldstream,Scots,Welsh or Irish-but the originator of this thread describes himself as a 'Military Guardsman'-most odd?.

There are many associated questions i could raise further but in the posibility that i may be misguided-i shall not pursue them at this moment in time.

It is NOT my intention to demean or degrade the originators thread-but,in all fairness,they have depicted a most unusual scenario which is totally contrary to practise and procedure?.

I look forward to any response (especially by the originator) to dispel my 'perhaps' misguided view?.


as i did not delpoy from brize or lineham and departed form germany to theater and did not say that the incedent happened in the airport just after i was returning home as for my military guardsman iam sorry for the confusion im a member of the 1st battlion scots guards
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Oct 5, 2008 10:46 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare
combatcarebarecombatcarebarepreston, Lancashire, England UK2 Threads 3 Polls 17 Posts
mike1937: Now I have shuftied I agree M'lud - the evidence is Iffy

Those of us who have served in any service normally state regiments, ships, boats (subs) sqaudrons, Air Corps, Rock apes, etc - unless they are Red Caps, Dog handlers Snow Drops, SBS or SAS, when they keep shtum anyway.

from HIM again


sorry for the confusion im a member of the 1st battlion cots guards
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Oct 5, 2008 10:48 PM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
combatcarebare
combatcarebarecombatcarebarepreston, Lancashire, England UK2 Threads 3 Polls 17 Posts
combatcarebare: well when i returned i was spat and called a killer i just wanted a genral feeling poll as that hurt me
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Oct 6, 2008 2:23 AM CST Would you cheer or jeer a soilder returning from iraq
mike1937
mike1937mike1937Broadstairs, Kent, England UK22 Threads 2 Polls 1,184 Posts
Good luck to you young man and I say with greatest respect - Carry On the good work - FWIW My great nephew is a Pivate, well thought of in *Signals* by the top rass and was in theatrein Iraq early last year so I and the family know the score.

My Bro In Law is also a Brigadier (retired ex 16th Brigade (Para) - Instructor, RCT as it was & then Logistics, an ADC to HMQ)
who still has connections in high circles as he sits on the war pensions board so he objects to the treatment you guys get from the politicians accountants and some ill breeds so he like me says so very loudly and in public.

BTW - YOUR band is OK too but then I, being Ex RAF many years ago and Fighter Command Band before the MOD knocked it all out, am FOR the Central band anyway - BUT I remind you of the piss takin banter we all share -

Q Why is it the Welsh Guards band are going to be issued with Kilts -
A 'Cos the Mountain Goats got used to the sounds of Zips

Once again I wish you the very best in your career as a soldier and whatever you choose.

God save the Queen

MIke Dennis - Broadstairs Kent
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