|John (scouse) Hirons|
Membership Level: Full
|Lest we forget.|
1914 - 1918 - First World War (The Great War).
1939 - 1945 - Second World War.
1945 - 1948 - Palestine.
1948 - 1960 - Malaya.
1950 - 1957 - Korea.
1951 - 1954 - Canal Zone.
1952 - 1960 - Kenya.
1955 - 1959 - Cyprus.
1955 - 1967 - Aden.
1955 - 1967 - Redfan.
1956 - Suez.
1962 - 1966 - Borneo.
1969 - 1988 - Northern Ireland.
1969 - 1976 - Oman Dhofar.
1982 - Falklands
1991 - Gulf War
1992 - Bosnia.
1999 - Kosavo.
2000 - Sierra Leone.
2001 - Afghanistan.
2003 - - Iraq
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there’s some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England’s, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blessed by the suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England diven;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts a peace, under an English heaven.
When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,
For Their Tomorrow,
We Gave Our Today
Major John Etty-Leal (Kohima Epitaph)
A situation may be desperate but never serious