Remembrance Day: Where they fell

The BBC has a poignant map showing where members of the British armed forces have died on active service since 1945, bringing out clearly how even before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Middle East has been a regular location for British military deaths.

The Royal British Legion’s appeal to fund its welfare work for current and former Service people is here.

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  • Simon McGrath 14th Nov '10 - 12:24pm

    And by his time next year there will have been another 100 or so death of our troops in Afghanistan. We could reduce that by leaving now, rather than fight a pointless war.

  • Well done for highlighting this excellent work by the BBC.

    As an ex Serviceman I feel very strongly that we need to respect those who have sacrificed so much for our Country.

    The debt we owe our injured servicemen and the families of the fallen is more than money can ever repay – but money does help. This is why the Governments decision to change the link on service pensions to CPI rather than RPI is a disgrace. Please see link below:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-11752678

    The only pensions index linked from the outset are those on medical grounds where it is attributable to the service and those for War Widows. These are the people the change will affect the most.

    Does repaying the defecit really need to affect those who have already given so much ?
    Does the loss of a husband or wife not mean someone has made a significant enough payment to this country?
    When someone has given their limbs do we need to take money off them as well?

    This is a disgraceful measure taken by the government, Cameron states it’s a tough decision. If he wants to know what tough decisions are try some of the ones taken in Afghanistan every day. Try deciding how to tell your children Daddy is not coming home.

    Lib Dems in Government must fight this shameful betrayal of our Armed Forces.

  • Patrick Smith 14th Nov '10 - 2:36pm

    The ordinary membership of the RBL has done the extraordinary work of leading a magnificently successful Poppy Appeal in this 90th Anniversary, since 1920.

    All locally held Civic Ceremonies of Remembrance are in honour of all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice or were active service personnel or were wounded in the service of freedom and now require help and succour.

    It is through the new youth cadetships at Civic Ceremonies -like the one at Walthamstow Town Hall I attended today -and all assemblies in schools this past week- that will succeed in the important task of passing the baton of Remembrance to the next generation.

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