Armed Forces Week

Colin1
Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
edited 26. Jun 2012, 07:42 in Community Chit-chat archive
Well its flag raise day at 0930 in the morning for the start of national armed forces week. Just got all my kit ready, it will be my first time out properley since i came out of hospital. I'm due at the town hall for 9am dont quite know how i feel, a little exited but at the same time cant wait to get it over with and get home. this damn Arthritis is really playing up and since the heart attack my best bib and tucker is more than a little tight on me.
Well for England and St George hey. and the Mrs who talked me into it.
Colin

Comments

  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Best of luck Colin. I'm with you in spirit :D
  • mellman01
    mellman01 Member Posts: 5,303
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Yep best of luck Colin.

    Mell
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You try and have a good time, it's for a good cause and you should be proud! I think the armed forces are fantastic and through I don't know any of them personally I'm so proud of every single one of them past and present. They are all hero's including you Colin.
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thaks Guys Oh Bubba thats really nice thank you.
    Anyway so i was asked to raise the flag this year quite a compliment i think
    It was a really nice morning and the weather was fine to. met some really nice people. Its good to be out again.
    Colin
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,276
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good for you Colin...hope the day goes well and you dont suffer to much..im proud of you and all our boys and girls in the forces.. :D
  • fowls48
    fowls48 Member Posts: 1,357
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good Luck

    Colin will be thinking of you .


    karen xxxx(((())))
  • fowls48
    fowls48 Member Posts: 1,357
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Colin1 wrote:
    Thaks Guys Oh Bubba thats really nice thank you.
    Anyway so i was asked to raise the flag this year quite a compliment i think
    It was a really nice morning and the weather was fine to. met some really nice people. Its good to be out again.
    Colin
    Sorry i missed your post colin its been busy at work .Glad all went well for you .
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Go for it Colin,saluting you.Mig
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    that's fantastic Colin.. Very proud of ya rkid. :D

    It was only a few days ago that I was talking to the missus, saying that if arthur had not struck when I was do young I wanted to be in the marines, like my late Dad and Uncle..
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 28,075
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good on You Colin!

    Well done Mrs Colinone for helping him along the way. You did teh right thing there.

    Colin i hope you coped ok and am certain you will be glad you went :)

    rest now

    Love

    Toni xx
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Thanks Guys
    Tony hard luck mate so you had arthur from an early age, must have been hard work mate. Never met served with Marines when i was in service but i worked with the Gurkhas for some time and one or two other regiments.
    But worked for and with the military for most of my life. I am at present Secretary of a Association and helping out another, I am working to raising funds for a Memorial to a group of WW1 soldiers to be placed in Liverpool
    Dont know if you heared of the PALS they where regiments that where made up of friends and neigbours. many lost thier lives on the Somme
    anyway i wont go on but thats what i do these days when i'm not sick LOL
    Colin
  • 7worlds
    7worlds Member Posts: 302
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck with the fundrasing Colin. My Grandfather fought in the battle of the somme and was one of the lucky ones to come home. He died long before i was born but i have always been very proud of him.Its important we dont forget.


    7worlds
  • tjt6768
    tjt6768 Member Posts: 12,170
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi Colin.
    I watched a programme about the PALS a long time ago, a sad thing eh?
    And I think it's brilliant how involved you still are matey.
    Well done that man..
    :D
  • mig
    mig Member Posts: 7,152
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Good luck with your fund raising i salute you again sir.Mig
  • Colin1
    Colin1 Member Posts: 1,769
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    You guys are jjust to nice
    Colin
  • bubbadog
    bubbadog Member Posts: 5,544
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Glad you had a great time Colin and the weather was nice for you. I ment every word I said Colin, Your all amazing people and all of you alive & gone deserve recognition better than what you get now!

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