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Wootton Basset in Wiltshire turn out to honour our war dead when they are flown home to RAF Lyneham. Sadly this appears to be a daily occurence now but without fail and whatever the weather these lovely people line the main street to pay thier respects to the poor men in the cortege. I'm not in the least bit jingoistic but it makes me proud to be British.

Posted at 21st Mar 2009 - 06:46PM   Posted by Toady   The good people of.... Comments: 5

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quite often see union flag draped coffins in hearses around here too, Sandhurst is closeby. So sad.

Posted by: Zoe on 21st Mar 2009 at 06:48PM

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Pondside's Avatar We lost four young men in Afghanistan yesterday. Horrible, horrible.

Posted by: Pondside on 21st Mar 2009 at 06:59PM

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Grouse's Avatar I do think we should do something nationally......every town and village, Toady......they are puttingthemseves on the line and we remain impassive as a nation when they fall.

Posted by: Grouse on 21st Mar 2009 at 07:03PM

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar WB is just a couple of miles down the road from me, and, yes, I agree, they're amazing to always come out in such numbers for those unlucky soldiers. Living here, the effects of war are constantly around us. Every time a Hercules flies low over our house, I wonder whether there are dead or wounded soldiers on board (the wounded more often go straight to the military hospital in Birmingham, I understand).

One of my son's friends' dad is a Hercules pilot and is often called on to fly soldiers back home - I dread to think of some of the things he must have seen.

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 21st Mar 2009 at 08:20PM

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Patsy's Avatar The people of Wootton Bassett are thoughtfully paying respects to our soldiers on behalf of the rest of the country. Sincere thanks for that.

Posted by: Patsy on 21st Mar 2009 at 09:27PM

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