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May 8th
May 8, 2017

Joined: May 8, 2014
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May 8th

May 8, 2017

Two things of importance happened on this day ,one it's VE Day ,the day the Second World War officially ended . Two ,I as a very young soldier was joining my Regiment in Detmold,leaving ( can I say ) England for the very first time . Little did I know did I know what was ahead of me and the rest of us ,we'd just had the Cuban missile crisis and a fellow called Kruschev was threatening us into exstinction ,not much has changed just a name . Going back to VE Day,72 years ago my parents generation kept us free from tyranny from people's who wanted to rule us .Now in a months time we need to have a strong government to give us back our Sovereignty from unelected foreigners .

May 8, 2017

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
May 8th

May 8, 2017

Well put Bob, in our Detmold days we knew about the ruskies but only saw them on border patrols, one Red, and his German sidekick. From the ways things are panning out over Brexit et al, the good thing is that the EU are threatening a lot of problems for UK which they have no chance of using against us EVER, and I welcome the news that even the huge band of EU idiots are at loggerheads with each other. And their claim for Billions of 'you rows' is against their own rules. So let us now leave the EU ship Loadacrap and steer to warmer, more welcoming climes all over the real world.....  PS has the N Korean boss sent any more of his little missiles in the last few days? None seem to go very far, do they? Ho Hum...

May 8, 2017

Joined: May 5, 2014
Posts: 556
May 8th

May 8, 2017

May 5th was my joining day Bob, but to Junior Leaders Regiment in Bovington, in '62. Had to travel from Liverpool Lime Street , on the Tube through London, and then down to some train station called "Wool". Quite how I got through London amazes me - I'd not been further than New Brighton on my own before, & the 2 lads I palled up with (also Bovy bound) on the train were from N. Ireland, and knew as much about the Underground as me! Aged 15, clasping a battered old suitcase with a bar of Pears soap ("you're not shaming me by taking your Lifebouys carbolic" said my Mum), the world, from that moment on, became a wholly different place for me. Regrets ? Not one, loved every one of the following 25 years as a squaddie. John (JKW)


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