NIGEL Fielding said he will always remember the moment an Argentine exocet missile scored a direct hit on his ship, the HMS Glamorgan, off the Falkland Islands in 1982.As flames ripped through the ship and his boots melted from the heat, Nigel, fought desperately to reach trapped crewmen.His efforts were in vain.In the attack, at 6.31am on June 12, 13 crewmen died, another later died from wounds and 42 were injured.Nigel, 54, who works at the Newton Park hotel, in Newton Solney, said he thinks about the attack every day.He said: “It’s something that stays with you.
“You don’t forget it – there’s not a day that goes by when I don’t think about what happened. Read More HERE
I Remember the attack on the Sir Galahad every day as well.
Those that have never experienced War will always think War a good idea,
The Royal Artillery Prayer
O Lord Jesus Christ, Who dost everywhere lead
thy people in the way of righteousness, Vouchsafe so as to lead the
Royal Regiment of Artillery, That wherever we serve, on land or sea or in
the air, We may win the glory of doing thy will Amen.
A quarter of homeless people are ex-services and 5,000 former service personnel are in prison.
The Red Poppy Company.
Did you know that each year an average of ten Falklands veterans commit suicide, this means that more soldiers have killed themselves since the end of that war than the fewer than two hundred and fifty eight who died during it.
(Source: Times cover story 12/11/02)
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Ex-servicemen make up a quarter of homeless people in Britain, according to Shelter and the government's social exclusion unit.