Just a wee note on this, now this hits me hard, most people know that I am an ex soldier and had lost a good friend in Northern Ireland due to a Bomb at Musgrave park Hospital away in the early 90’s now as you can see from the headline above it has now happened to my younger brother who is serving in Afghanistan.
Today they were involved in an incident which killed a good friend of his and when we were told that my brother was fine and that he was deeply shocked and sounded traumatised my mother said “Get them out” to which I replied No “Give them our support”.
We don’t know what the intricacies of this conflict and why our Troops are over there but there is another death in our Forces which leaves a couple of kids without a father and people will be asking why we are over there. That is not the thing our troops want to hear they want to know that they are doing a worthwhile job and they all deserve our respect and support.
I wish all our troops the very best and I am sure most of our visitors would like every single one of them to come back safe and well.