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  • pmtts
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    Found it!.

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  • pmtts
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    Ive got a photo of it somewhere. The EOD memorial at DM Kineton in Warwickshire is well made.

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  • yooklid
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    Remember that Patton died in a car crash!

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  • GoneToTheCanner
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    Hi all
    Combatlogo, if a guy on active duty in or out of a combat zone,dies because he chokes on a tough Army sausage, do you really thinks he is not worthy of decent rememberance? He is worth honouring for having served, regardless of duty, cause of death, location,etc. If they took down all the names of those who died in stupid accidents, a lot of the war memorials would look fairly thin.
    regards
    GttC

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  • Groundhog
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    Originally posted by combatlogo View Post
    Yes, you are still as dead, but there's a difference between dying in combat and dying in a vehicle accident -award criteria for the purple heart illustrate this.
    The Brits don't award Purple Hearts.

    So they decided to open the memorial to all men and women who died in service. It's not really a novel departure. Every name on a WW2 memorial for instance is not a combat death.

    Originally posted by combatlogo View Post
    Care to speculate on what a child is doing in it?
    I already have. The child represents the children of the dead service people. Memorials are designed for the living, not for the dead. They are intended as places that the relatives of the dead may come and visit them since many of their graves are far from home or non-existent.

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  • combatlogo
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    Originally posted by Groundhog View Post
    Because wives, husbands, mothers, fathers and children get left behind to do the mourning. If you get killed in training you are just as dead as if you get killed in Iraq. There is a searchable database.

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour.asp

    One of the Paddy's on the memorial...


    Surname
    DOLAN
    Forenames/Initials
    Paul Anthony
    Rank
    Pte
    Service
    Army
    Service Number
    24453588
    Regiment/Corps
    RRW
    Place of Birth/Home Town
    Dublin, Ireland
    Date of Birth
    22 June 1959
    Age
    18
    Date of Death
    24 April 1978
    Cemetery Name
    Holmpatrick Cemetery
    Grave Number
    family
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial
    Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour
    Yes



    Below a Vietnam memorial with women in it. Shocking.

    Yes, you are still as dead, but there's a difference between dying in combat and dying in a vehicle accident -award criteria for the purple heart illustrate this.

    Your point re the Vietnam memorial is disengenuous, it's a memorial specifically for nurses who served in Vietnam. The main Vietnam memorial is the wall and 3 statues of Vietnam era grunts. Care to speculate on what a child is doing in it?

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  • Groundhog
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    Originally posted by WES View Post
    Nearly 16000 names on it and what about this. There's room for a further 15000 names!!
    It's good until about 2050 so.

    Originally posted by Barry View Post
    At the rate that the British Army is shrinking (aka being ripped apart by politicians), it'll have been disbanded before it even gets near filling that wall.
    Armies shrink and grow the whole time.

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  • Barry
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    Originally posted by WES View Post
    Nearly 16000 names on it and what about this. There's room for a further 15000 names!!
    At the rate that the British Army is shrinking (aka being ripped apart by politicians), it'll have been disbanded before it even gets near filling that wall.

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  • WES
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    Nearly 16000 names on it and what about this. There's room for a further 15000 names!!

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  • Groundhog
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    Originally posted by hedgehog View Post
    wasnt he an Admiral
    He was. He was also Colonel of the Life Guards and Colonel Commandant of the Royal Marines.

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  • hedgehog
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    Originally posted by WES View Post
    Lord Louis Mountbatten is on the memorial. Born 25 June 1900, died 27 August 1979. I doubt if he was still serving at the age of 79.
    wasnt he an Admiral

    and like field marshall they never retire


    and wow

    well done the brits, it looks the dogs bollix

    it kind of puts our thing to shame

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  • WES
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    Lord Louis Mountbatten is on the memorial. Born 25 June 1900, died 27 August 1979. I doubt if he was still serving at the age of 79.

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  • Groundhog
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    Surname
    FLYNN
    Forenames/Initials
    John
    Rank
    A/Cpl
    Service
    Royal Air Force
    Service Number
    E4194246
    Station
    RAF Coltishall
    Place of Birth/Home Town
    Mallow, Co. Cork
    Date of Birth
    22 October 1933
    Age
    37
    Date of Death
    09 December 1970
    Cemetery Name
    Mallow Cemetery
    Cemetery Address
    Co. Cork
    Eire

    Included on Armed Forces Memorial
    No
    Included on Roll of Honour
    Yes


    Surname
    FLYNN
    Forenames/Initials
    Patrick
    Rank
    WO
    Service
    Royal Air Force
    Service Number
    512813
    Station
    RAF Ismailia
    Place of Birth/Home Town
    Ballindoney, Wexford
    Date of Birth
    18 March 1911
    Age
    41
    Date of Death
    11 November 1952
    Cemetery Name
    Moascar Garrison Cemetery
    Cemetery Address
    Ismailia
    Egypt

    Grave Section
    4
    Grave Row
    Q
    Grave Number
    19
    Included on Armed Forces Memorial
    Yes
    Included on Roll of Honour
    Yes



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  • WES
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    [QUOTE=Groundhog;181824]

    A new memorial being unveiled today comemorates 15, 500 Servicemen and women killed on active service or in training since the end of the Second World War[QUOTE]

    Except those who died at the Deepcut Depot.
    Last edited by WES; 12 October 2007, 16:08.

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  • concussion
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    combatlogo...this is the centerpiece of the ANZAC memorial in Sydney...it depicts a fallen soldier borne on his shield by his mourning mother, sister and wife....do you think its 'suitably martial' or 'not v. impressive'?

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