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Dead Horse BS: British Army at it again (148* d) RE: BS: British Army at it again 18 Oct 12


That is a mighty conclusion to jump to Allan.
I know of more than a couple of instances where 'patrol A' was fired on by 'patrol B' causing casualties, and that is the conclusion I would jump to if I was of the jumping sort.
Our latest update has been made using a 40 page document obtained from the MOD. One of our members cross referenced it with our Roll of Honour which numbers now stand at 1505. As before, this figure does not include ex UDR members or family members who were murdered. When those are added on, the total will approach the 1600 mark.
The chap who is compiling this list hopes to eventually have a photo of every headstone available, with attached pic of the individual and circumstance of death - quite some task. We each try to help by visiting grave sites in our own area and taking a picture of the grave and tidying up where necessary. As can be appreciated, some are very well kept and some are in an appalling condition.
The chap doing this had four tours plus odd 'visits' AND did a spell in Dhofar.
No. I had never heard of the place either. Look it up. It was happening at the same time as I was in NI. http://www.britains-smallwars.com/Desert_song/Mirbat.htm

Something I didnt know at the time, but certainly do now, is that by far the greatest number of troops deployed were soldiers from the Royal Artillery. The county providing the greatest number of troops was Yorkshire. So there is a standing joke that we are a cross between a Rest Home for retired gunners and Last of The Summer Wine.




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