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Thread: 36th Anniversary of the Liberation for the Falkland Islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCoro View Post
    Um, I wouldnt’ know much about that....I’m a mexicant.

    But I did find this little nugget on the subject in the google...

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2002/sep/06/falklands.world


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    Yes BB, they did supply sidewinders which was helpful, it was the political side that wasn't very supportive.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbaGi98_RyE Please watch this video, to haunting tune of @Brother's in arms, written by Mark Knopler about the Falklands, it covers incidents from the war & returning ex servicemen - who go back to salute the ghosts of their comrades & deal with their own demons. Since the Falklands more servicemen have committed suicide than were killed in action (& that applies to the Argentine forces too - who didn't come back to public or Government support). No servicemen that has taken part in the annual pilgrimage back to the Islands has committed suicide since. These flights as subsidised by SAMA (South Atlantic Medal Association) & are an invaluable resource, along access to suitable & sufficient mental health services; which the MOD are still failing to provide. Only 7% of the cost of Combat Stress is met by the Government, why isn't it fully funded by them as the NHS certainly can't meet their needs on their own?
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    These mist covered mountains
    Are a home now for me
    But my home is the lowlands
    And always will be
    Someday you'll return to
    Your valleys and your farms
    And you'll no longer burn to be
    Brothers in arms
    Through these fields of destruction
    Baptisms of fire
    I've witnessed your suffering
    As the battle raged higher
    And though they did hurt me so bad
    In the fear and alarm
    You did not desert me
    My brothers in arms
    There's so many different worlds
    So many different suns
    And we have just one world
    But we…

    There's so many different worlds
    So many different suns
    And we have just one world
    But we live in different ones
    Now the sun's gone to hell and
    The moon's riding high
    Let me bid you farewell
    Every man has to die
    But it's written in the starlight
    And every line in your palm
    We are fools to make war
    On our brothers in arms


    Songwriters: Mark Knopfler
    Simon Bolivar: Liberator of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru & Venezuela.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon Bolivar View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbaGi98_RyE Please watch this video, to haunting tune of @Brother's in arms, written by Mark Knopler about the Falklands, it covers incidents from the war & returning ex servicemen - who go back to salute the ghosts of their comrades & deal with their own demons. Since the Falklands more servicemen have committed suicide than were killed in action (& that applies to the Argentine forces too - who didn't come back to public or Government support). No servicemen that has taken part in the annual pilgrimage back to the Islands has committed suicide since. These flights as subsidised by SAMA (South Atlantic Medal Association) & are an invaluable resource, along access to suitable & sufficient mental health services; which the MOD are still failing to provide. Only 7% of the cost of Combat Stress is met by the Government, why isn't it fully funded by them as the NHS certainly can't meet their needs on their own?
    Wow, thanks for sharing that insight about Mark K, - I was not aware of that.

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