Wednesday, 27 May 2015

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN







































MILBABE







































Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Emerald Isle

























Over the emerald sea we went
To make it a better place
Patrolling the streets
We could feel the hate
Anger in every face

The petrol bombs, burning cars
Shouts of “Contact wait out,”
Drop down to ground
Firing position
This is a War, no doubt

Get up move quick hard target
Smoke is stinging my eyes
Then the mob is gone
An eerie silence
Our helicopter hovering in the sky

A huge explosion
The day goes black
Ears ringing I can hardly breathe
Sirens wail women scream
My brain finds it hard to conceive

Still alive, grab hold of my weapon
Look around to look for my mates
Civilian bodies scattered on the ground
Like children’s dolls
Was this always to be their fate?

Brain re-engages
Still scanning the rooftops
Brick commander screams, “ Follow me.”
Hard target back to the Saracen 
Please save me Lord is my silent plea

I was saved that day now its thirty years on
Only veterans those events I do talk
Was eighteen when I crossed the Emerald Isle
To my brothers I would say
It was only with you that I could walk that walk.


© Tony McNally




MILBABES









































Monday, 25 May 2015

REMEMBERING THE LOSS OF HMS COVENTRY














































Today 33 years ago HMS COVENTRY (D118) was sunk off the Falkland Islands after being attacked by 2 Argentinian Skyhawks, she was hit by 2 bombs and lost to the Atlantic in just 20 mins with the loss of 19 souls RIP








REMEMBER THEM ALL


























VINTAGE MILBABE










































Sunday, 24 May 2015

Falklands: “We are an Overseas Territory, very content with the status and endorsed in the 2013 referendum”


The Falkland Islands are very pleased with their current political and democratic status based on the UN charter and confirmed in the 2013 referendum, enjoy a prosperous economy with emphasis on social policies and environment conservation and have good neighborly relations with nearby countries, except for Argentina that “continues to ignore our people's right to self-determination and covet our territory”.Words belong to MLA Phyl Rendell, MBE, Falklands elected member of the Legislative Assembly which rules Islands affairs, except for defense and foreign affairs, addressing on Wednesday the UN Pre-C24 Assembly currently taking place in Managua, Nicaragua.
MLA Rendell added that “if there was no threat from Argentina to claim our country, and the Government of that country recognized our existence and respected our right to self-determination, we would not require British troops at all”.Read more HERE 





MILBABES




































Saturday, 23 May 2015

Friday, 22 May 2015

REMEMBERING LEE RIGBY




























































WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU LEE...R.I.P.

Guardsman Jamie Janes
















































R.I.P.

RED FRIDAY