weedfarmer:
So where have you been staioned at in the states, I see your wearing a uniform. Myself a USN Veteran 4 active 2 reserve. If your a Veteran, I don't talk about war, countries we are at war with, and places we have been deployed to. I do say thing like, lve probably been in every desert you can name. Please don't start naming desert off. This is not the website to talk about war. I really do like talking about state side. I was staioned in Alameda California Naval Air Base, at one time. Norfolk Virginia Naval Base. So get a hold of me sometime and tell me a state side story.

As those of you who have followed me through last year will know Saturday was the anniversary of my sister in law (whom was more like a sister) loosing her fight with cancer. Now onto what the title means, our family is close as can be i have never really with held information from my parents or brother. This changed this year as i tried...
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So whilst having a clear out and sort out of bits i came across my old deployment pack up and tucked inside was an old USB stick which had lots of photos on it so i thought i would share a few and then explain why i chose them.

This was taken on my new camera at the time and was middle of a hectic
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ges:
It happened to me once, to find a camera with a film and got the pictures developped about 10 years after they were taken! Such a weird nostalgia feeling!

I’ve not blogged in a while I thought I’d do so. Well yesterday was my birthday nd I kept it fairly low key spending it with family. In the evening I went to a burns supper which is always good fun with excellent food and drink. Recently I have been helping a friend who has had depression for a while and been doing...
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elune:
another year wiser!
dragan3:
@elune_ not sure wiser lol
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We had a discussion this week at work about favourite animals now mine has always been Wolves

I have even been told on several occasions I have many attributes akin to the wolf. They’re are fiercely loyal to their family and pack. They work well together and alone. They can be playful and mischievous but they are also capable of great wroth and can
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As I have said before I have many hobbies and loves one of which is table top wargames, mainly I play warhammer 40k I used to play Warhammer fantasy but I just don’t like the new version Age of shitmar I mean Sigmar, I recently started doing bolt action by warlord games which is set during ww2 and will be playing my first game...
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marykitten:
Cool game!👏🏻
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For the Fallen

Poem by Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,

England mourns for her dead across the sea.

Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,

Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal

Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.

There is music in the midst of desolation

And...
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freyahz:
😘
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THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,

Which must always come to pass.

He hoped his shoes were shining,

Just as brightly as his brass.

'Step forward now, you soldier,

How shall I deal with you ?

Have you always turned the other cheek ?

To My Church have you been true?'

The soldier squared his shoulders and said,

'No, Lord, I guess I ain...
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felicity:
Excellent.
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On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme.
None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why.
The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. Once there, the bodies were draped with the union flag.
Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and
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