A Rhodesians thoughts.

paul o'

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Nice read , But I will remember one lad a Rhodesian a fine pal and one of the best fighting SOB , I had the pleasure to have been called his mate :tiphat: Rip and thank you all and WE have to remember them All , from all the corners of the world that gave more than asked . less we forget .

 

LuckyEddie

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#3
Dear God; what did those, who gave up their lives, in the 2 WWs die for?
It started the year after the WWII when the then Labour government wouldn't allow the free Polish Armed forces to join the clebratery march through London for fear of insulting the Russians!
Which s why I will never vote Labour.

Ed
 

bowji john

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#4
Don't know what else to add

I've mixed feelings as the UK was very much part of ensuring we lost the bush war however the UK has been my home for 40 years and I was privileged to also serve in her forces for a while

Second page is right on the money

Regrettably it is a battle already lost - the rest of the western world isn't far behind

PS - this is news to me as I had been invited to march as part of the Rhodesian Light Infantry on the 11th - though I'm not going, I am not aware that we have been 'uninvited'


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Roro

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Dear God; what did those, who gave up their lives, in the 2 WWs die for?
It started the year after the WWII when the then Labour government wouldn't allow the free Polish Armed forces to join the clebratery march through London for fear of insulting the Russians!
Which s why I will never vote Labour.

Ed

According to labour, it is now white supremist and racist to wear a poppy. The world is slipping towards somewhere very sick and hellish.

Corbyn 'attack dog' sparks fury with vile comments about poppies and Royal British Legion | Daily Mail Online
 

enfieldspares

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I think that some of what is said about the Armistice Service being "a joke" has, unfortunately traction. For this reason.

We have only to see that when the High Commissioners of the Commonwealth place wreaths below the words "Lest We Forget" and contrast that with the way that the Home Office treated the Windrush people. These are High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries where for the most part to come here their citizens require visas that are not required by the Roumanians, the Bulgarians and a whole lot of other Europeans in the EU 27. I have accompanied late middle aged Australian clients to the UK (the son and daughter of a WWII Australian veteran) to see the disgraceful "third degree" administered to them by UK Border Force officials on arrival in the UK. So we do treat our Commonwealth countries citizens far less favourably than we do citizens of the EU 27.

But to say that the British Legion does nothing is wholly false. They lobbied hard to see Thatcher's attempt to block the House of Lords' attempt to restore War Widows' Pensions undone. And were successful in that.
 
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alberta boy

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Dear God; what did those, who gave up their lives, in the 2 WWs die for?
It started the year after the WWII when the then Labour government wouldn't allow the free Polish Armed forces to join the clebratery march through London for fear of insulting the Russians!
Which s why I will never vote Labour.

Ed
Yes , that particular decision pretty much summed it up . The country that suffered the invasion , by russian as well as Nazi forces , that triggered WW2 wasn't allowed to participate in the VE parade , it was beyond sad , it was greasy . I wasn't even born when this happened and it still pisses me off . On that note , take a moment to remember the Poles who gave their lives to defeat the Nazi forces .

AB
 
#10
I am furious about the lack of gratitude our politicians have shown to those who fought and died for us when we needed them.
It applies to so many, Poles, Rhodesians, Caribbean folk, Irish, Ghurkas and many more nationalities. They also gave their all and we, or rather our Governments have s... on them from a great height.
We also did this to the Rhodesion nation when we allowed that head case terrorist Mugabe to take over, and ruin everything.

:eek:ld: Rant over and Tits to any snowflake who argues.:coat:
 

enfieldspares

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#11
This, in Benin City, Nigeria in King's Square. Even today there is a road there named Burma Star Road. One of my late mother's friends officered Nigerian soldiers (white officers and black NCO and ORs) in Burma, in 1944, fighting the Japanese. Remembrance endures long after the West African sun fades the flowers. 15,000 Africans died serving somewhere fighting for Britain in WWII.

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I am having difficulty reading the attachment on my iPad, but get the gist. Disgraceful behaviour from our so called 'leaders'. I understand that when the Rhodesian government representatives delivered the Unilateral Declaration of Independence to Wilson's government they did it on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month to make the point that Rhodesians had sacrificed much in support of the mother country.
DD
 

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