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    Today 25 years ago British Forces recaptured Port Stanley in the Falkland Islands.
    The very insperation that saw me serve the colours for 14 years .


    So im sat having a beer or two in memory of the servicemen (on both sides)
    who lost there lives and to that tiny piece of Brithish soil in the South Atlantic.

    Rule Brittania

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    Absolutely.

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    Inspired me too, joined up in 83. "Retired" after 22 years in Sep 05. Had two spells down there, am really glad I did. Visiting the cemeteries and memorials (both British and Argentinian) was really emotional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishphone View Post
    Inspired me too, joined up in 83. "Retired" after 22 years in Sep 05. Had two spells down there, am really glad I did. Visiting the cemeteries and memorials (both British and Argentinian) was really emotional.
    Good effort mate

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    I've been watching the reports that Simon Weston has been making over the last week, and seeing some of the places he's been reporting from has really brought back some memories from my two tours down there.

    I especially remember saving the war cemetary at Goose Green from a peat fire. My claim to fame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJA View Post
    I've been watching the reports that Simon Weston has been making over the last week, and seeing some of the places he's been reporting from has really brought back some memories from my two tours down there.

    I especially remember saving the war cemetary at Goose Green from a peat fire. My claim to fame.
    Well done Alex , furthest i ever got was wideawake airport on assension island then we got flown back to Brizenorton, then onto xmg (Crossmaglen) iirc , that was in 86... i think

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    did my tiny bit converting the trawlers in hull for mine sweeping around the falklands.also did a stint down there on the fishery protection ships.still say our armed forces are the best in the world

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    Count me in, never forget.

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    I didn't do anything to help, apart from cheering from the sidelines, but let's remember the guys who did so much, so far from home.

    Phil, feeling a bit proud to be British today.

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    My squadron (656 AAC) took part in the Falklands war and are parading in London this week end with a fly past down the mall. Lynx and Apache helicopters. Amazing to think that it was 25 years ago. Far too many members of the forces have died in combat since then.

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