#G306* - 16,000 UK Service Personnel Have Died since I was born in 1946 post WWII
That is the extent of the sacrifice to maintain peace, independence and our Sovereignty while seeking to protect our allies.
Yet our Treacherous, fiddling and duplicitous politicians not only in abrogation of their duty but in venal self interest have against the informed will of the peoples of these United Kingdoms have treasonously some might say but clearly dishonestly and treacherously emasculated our Westminster Government, destroyed our democracy and surrendered our Governance to the malign, malicious and destructive centralised, undemocratic and unarguably corrupt EU government.
What thought did they give for the 16,000 British Service Personnel who died to prevent this Evil?
Did they give any thought to the 5.7 Million deaths of British & allied troops in WWI
Did they give any thought to the 5.7 Million deaths of British & allied troops in WWI
Any thought for the 14.2 Million British & allied troops who died in WWII SOURCE
What of Tyburn Hill for traitors now - Perhaps Parliament Square would be more apposite.
As John Of Gaunt so rightly said:
Methinks I am a prophet new inspired
And thus expiring do foretell of him:
His rash fierce blaze of riot cannot last,
For violent fires soon burn out themselves;
Small showers last long, but sudden storms are short;
He tires betimes that spurs too fast betimes;
With eager feeding food doth choke the feeder:
Light vanity, insatiate cormorant,
Consuming means, soon preys upon itself.
This royal throne of kings, this scepter'd isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England,
This nurse, this teeming womb of royal kings,
Fear'd by their breed and famous by their birth,
Renowned for their deeds as far from home,
For Christian service and true chivalry,
As is the sepulchre in stubborn Jewry,
Of the world's ransom, blessed Mary's Son,
This land of such dear souls, this dear dear land,
Dear for her reputation through the world,
Is now leased out, I die pronouncing it,
Like to a tenement or pelting farm:
England, bound in with the triumphant sea
Whose rocky shore beats back the envious siege
Of watery Neptune, is now bound in with shame,
With inky blots and rotten parchment bonds:
That England, that was wont to conquer others,
Hath made a shameful conquest of itself.
Ah, would the scandal vanish with my life,
How happy then were my ensuing death!
I can so readily empathise!
and we can readily forgive Damiel Hannan for his plagiarism which he readily acknowledges CLICK HERE
Or even I when I have said in one form or another since the early 1960s:British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit
of their own agenda and greed, have done more
damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy
of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.
In all 60 to 70 Million people died in WWII and in stealth and treachery British Politicians betrayed our history, our dead, our peoples and not just our children but our future when duplicitously they signed The Treaty of Rome and each and every inky blot and wordy obfuscation that has dishonestly and corruptly emanated from the Evil Union until the final ignominious surrender and hand over in totality of these United Kingdoms when The Lisbon Treaty was signed as a New Constitution for the peoples of the EU to be forced upon Britain against the informed will of our peoples.
VIDEO: 16,000 remembered at new Armed Forces Memorial
A History and Honour news article
12 Oct 07The first ever truly national memorial dedicated to UK Service Personnel who have lost their lives since the Second World War has been unveiled today, 12 October 2007, by HM The Queen.
2,000 family members of those with their names etched into its stone joined the Queen at the opening ceremony today along with the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Defence Secretary Des Browne and the Chiefs of Staff.
Uniquely, the Armed Forces Memorial, is the first national memorial that remembers all members of HM Armed Forces, both Regular and Reserve, whether killed on duty, by terrorist action, in training accidents, or any other activity connected with serving in the Armed Forces. It also includes members of the Merchant Navy and Royal Fleet Auxiliary killed in conflict zones when in direct support of the Armed Forces.
The first names etched into the stone are from 1948 with the list of the fallen currently ending with the crew of the Nimrod killed over Afghanistan in 2006. The names of more than 80 Service Personnel killed since 2006 will be engraved on the memorial in 2008. Names will continue to be added in this way for future years.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup, Chief of Defence Staff, said:
"Over the last six decades the men and women of our Armed Services have faced unceasing challenges. In diverse, difficult and often dangerous circumstances, they have operated across the full spectrum of conflict: high-intensity war fighting, peacekeeping, reconstruction and development, humanitarian assistance, and much else besides. And they have done this with great success. They have an unmatched reputation, and the nation is rightly proud of them.
"But such success does not come without cost, and in military operations the price can be very high indeed. For some it involves the ultimate sacrifice."
The courage and sacrifice of the family and friends of Personnel who have lost their lives serving their country is also remembered for the first time, with a centrepiece of evocative bronze sculptures.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup added:
"The families and loved ones of those we have lost must be no less in our thoughts. The nation owes them a debt of thanks that can never adequately be met. But I hope that this new Memorial offers them a place of solace, and a sense that at last we have a tangible reflection of, and focus for, the Nation's remembrance and gratitude."HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Armed Forces Memorial Trust, said:
"We sometimes take for granted the expectation that our Armed Forces are professional, loyal and dedicated. In reality our expectation is far exceeded. These men and women are prepared to give their lives defending our Nation's interests and the freedom of others and yet their sacrifice all too often goes without recognition. I personally believe we owe them all an enormous debt of gratitude for all they do."Today's ceremony included a fly past by more than 20 aircraft from all three Services, past and present, including a Tornado F3 aircraft as well as the Red Devils and the RAF Falcons.
Designed by architect Liam O'Connor, the Armed Forces Memorial (AFM) draws inspiration from the ancient landscapes of prehistoric Britain and classical forms of ancient Rome.
It is set on a six metre high earth mound, 100 metres wide at its base, reducing to just over 50 metres wide at the top, where 43 metre curved Portland Stone walls and two straight walls enclose the bronze sculptures within, which were created by Ian Rank-Broadley, who also created the effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II, which appears on all UK and Commonwealth coinage.
See Related Links >>> for an interview with Armed Forces Memorial sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley.
"Today is the culmination of many months of hard work, which for those involved, has been a labour of love. Many of us involved in this project have lost family or friends, whose names are now on the Memorial."The AFM project came into being because despite the Commonwealth War Graves Commission paying tribute to those who died during the two World Wars, it was widely accepted that there was insufficient recognition of the men and women of our Armed Forces who have given their lives in the service of their country since the end of WWII. Following a period of extensive consultation with the Services and Ex-Services community it was concluded that a new national memorial should be constructed.
Jenny Green, the Chairman of the War Widows' Association was at the opening ceremony today and said:
"It is 17 years since my husband Bill was killed in a Tornado crash, yet no detail of that time has been erased from my mind. None of us will ever forget the moments of our lives changed forever. My husband's body was never recovered and there are many others who do not have a grave or headstone to visit, so for me and my children and others like us a Memorial like this has a special significance."£7 million has been raised so far for the building of the memorial through public subscription and a significant number of private donations, including many from readers of the Daily Mail and The Sun, as well as a substantial contribution from the Millennium Commission (£2.4 million), and the revenue from sales of the Trafalgar 200 coin (£1.5 million). A further million is needed to maintain it.
Speaking at today's ceremony the National President of the Royal British Legion, Air Marshal Ian Macfadyen recited the World War One poem:
"They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
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