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15,000 salute Marines [UK]
The Sun ^

Posted on 05/17/2013 4:16:50 AM PDT by UKrepublican

A CROWD of 15,000 wellwishers cheer proud Royal Marines at a homecoming parade yesterday.

They paid tribute to 700 men of 40 Commando who have completed THREE tours of Afghanistan.

The unit has lost 18 out of the 61 Marines killed battling the Taliban.

Heroes marched in Taunton, Somerset, then picked up medals from their captain general, the Duke of Edinburgh.

Sue Cherry, welcoming home son Sam, 19, said: “We’re here to celebrate, but also to think of those who didn’t return.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: marines; royalmarines; uk
Always nice to see










1 posted on 05/17/2013 4:16:50 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

God Bless ‘the Yompers!’


2 posted on 05/17/2013 4:23:36 AM PDT by Geronimo
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To: Geronimo
Would t'God they'd let 700 of OUR guys march INTO Washington D.C.

I think we can pretty much guarantee another 7,000 civilian PATRIOTS would be within, and following them.

3 posted on 05/17/2013 4:28:04 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: UKrepublican

They are needed at home ... to fight the self same enemy.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 4:30:02 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: ConorMacNessa

ping


5 posted on 05/17/2013 4:39:18 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: UKrepublican
At age 92 the Captain General still looks pretty sharp in BDUs.


6 posted on 05/17/2013 4:40:46 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor

Is that Prince Phillip on the left?


7 posted on 05/17/2013 4:44:55 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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To: knarf

it’s about saving Odungo


8 posted on 05/17/2013 4:46:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: UKrepublican

Indeed. Thank you for the smile.

God bless them, every one.
Tatt


9 posted on 05/17/2013 4:46:53 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: carriage_hill

Sure is.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 5:02:29 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: UKrepublican

Wonderful, wonderful! Thank you for this Friday pick-me-up!
Am SO proud of our troops but get choked up anytime serving troops are honored anywhere....
D of Edinbourgh looks good for 90+...wears the uniform well....


11 posted on 05/17/2013 5:03:47 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: UKrepublican
Kewl pics of a fine lookin' group of young men .. thanks UK   :-)

Are most of those lads relatively local, ie Somerset area ?

12 posted on 05/17/2013 5:06:16 AM PDT by tomkat (solve for x: Baraq = islamite .. islam = enemy ... Baraq = x)
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To: thesearethetimes...

You’re welcome!


13 posted on 05/17/2013 5:10:09 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: matginzac

You’re welcome, he certainly does, it’s great that he was there!


14 posted on 05/17/2013 5:10:44 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: tomkat

You’re very welcome, yes for the most part they will be local lads.


15 posted on 05/17/2013 5:11:21 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: UKrepublican

Looking very sharp. Pity some Brit supporters had to put down US Military while praising the British Marines in comments following article.


16 posted on 05/17/2013 5:21:02 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: UKrepublican

He seems to me to be rather conservative and is definitely un-PC...
Got to wonder where he and the Queen went wrong in producing such panty-waisted children...except, maybe Anne who stirs it up sometimes when she’s not dressed up as some British Admiral...sheesh.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 5:44:22 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: luvbach1

As a former Canadian soldier, I speak well of the US’s forces as well. Only one I might of said some negative things about were the Romanians... holy smokes they were brutal.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 6:24:22 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf
I hope, trust, and believe the US, British, and Canadian military will ever be allies; that is, unless Muslims take over one of their governments.
19 posted on 05/17/2013 12:24:22 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: Covenantor
At age 92 the Captain General still looks pretty sharp in BDUs.

What's amazing is the fact he's still around ... considering the amount of gin this guy has consumed.

20 posted on 05/17/2013 12:30:46 PM PDT by BluH2o
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