War hero soldiers' parents join Army cuts protest

Daily Echo: War hero soldiers' parents join cuts protest War hero soldiers' parents join cuts protest

PARENTS of soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are to take part in a demonstration in Southampton as part of a national day of protest against plans to reduce the size of the Army.

Events are also expected to be held at war memorials in cities including Glasgow, Leeds, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Cardiff on July 24.

A protest will also be carried out at the Cenotaph in central London.

The demonstrations have been organised by Dee Edwards, who set up the group Protest Against MoD Cuts in response to Thursday’s announcement that the Army cut will be cut from 102,000 to 82,000 personnel.

As reported by the Daily Echo, Hampshire’s historic Army unit, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, survived the cull of 17 major units despite fears that it would be axed or merged under the changes.

She said: “What the MoD are doing is completely wrong.

“We will be holding the protests at 11am, the same time as Armistice Day is marked, to remember all the soldiers’ lives who have been lost and to think about all the ones that could die in action in the future.”

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4:53pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Lone Ranger. says...

82,000 soldiers!! ..... Just enough to fill Wembly Stadium.
82,000 soldiers!! ..... Just enough to fill Wembly Stadium. Lone Ranger.
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5:12pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Over the Edge says...

Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day.

For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies.

Lest We Forget.
Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day. For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies. Lest We Forget. Over the Edge
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5:14pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Over the Edge says...

Sorry I mis-read the article, I thought they going to protest on Armistice day.

Booking the time off work now, where do I sign up?
Sorry I mis-read the article, I thought they going to protest on Armistice day. Booking the time off work now, where do I sign up? Over the Edge
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5:17pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day.

For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies.

Lest We Forget.
Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day. For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies. Lest We Forget.[/p][/quote]Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it. Lone Ranger.
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5:17pm Mon 9 Jul 12

ohec says...

Pity they haven't got something better to do with their time rather than make a totally pointless gesture that will have no effect whatsoever. If they are short of something to do their time could be better spent doing something to help those injured.
Pity they haven't got something better to do with their time rather than make a totally pointless gesture that will have no effect whatsoever. If they are short of something to do their time could be better spent doing something to help those injured. ohec
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6:59pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Over the Edge says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day.

For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies.

Lest We Forget.
Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.
Yes I know hence my 2nd post
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day. For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies. Lest We Forget.[/p][/quote]Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.[/p][/quote]Yes I know hence my 2nd post Over the Edge
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7:15pm Mon 9 Jul 12

cantthinkofone says...

We are not a super-power, we cannot play the role of world policeman, and we cannot afford to continue fighting the USA's oil wars. I've no problem with the army being reduced in size.
We are not a super-power, we cannot play the role of world policeman, and we cannot afford to continue fighting the USA's oil wars. I've no problem with the army being reduced in size. cantthinkofone
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7:22pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Lone Ranger. says...

Over the Edge wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day.

For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies.

Lest We Forget.
Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.
Yes I know hence my 2nd post
Yes i know that you know, but, i didnt know that you had already known it when i posted.
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The posts crossed in the vapour
[quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day. For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies. Lest We Forget.[/p][/quote]Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.[/p][/quote]Yes I know hence my 2nd post[/p][/quote]Yes i know that you know, but, i didnt know that you had already known it when i posted. . The posts crossed in the vapour Lone Ranger.
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8:05pm Mon 9 Jul 12

Over the Edge says...

Lone Ranger. wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Lone Ranger. wrote:
Over the Edge wrote:
Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day.

For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies.

Lest We Forget.
Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.
Yes I know hence my 2nd post
Yes i know that you know, but, i didnt know that you had already known it when i posted.
.
The posts crossed in the vapour
No worries are you joining the protest?
[quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lone Ranger.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Over the Edge[/bold] wrote: Great idea but please pick another day, as an former soldier I would happily support any protest against the cuts, but not on this day. For me, Armistice Day is about peace and remembrance, remembering those friends and comrades we have lost in war and conflicts, not through redundancies. Lest We Forget.[/p][/quote]Its not on Armistice Day ...... But the same time, 11-00am, on July 24 as i understand it.[/p][/quote]Yes I know hence my 2nd post[/p][/quote]Yes i know that you know, but, i didnt know that you had already known it when i posted. . The posts crossed in the vapour[/p][/quote]No worries are you joining the protest? Over the Edge
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8:13pm Mon 9 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

ohec wrote:
Pity they haven't got something better to do with their time rather than make a totally pointless gesture that will have no effect whatsoever. If they are short of something to do their time could be better spent doing something to help those injured.
You and everyone else can do that by supporting Help for Heroes, check out their website, I am sure there are ways on there that you can put your money where your mouth is, that is a different issue.
[quote][p][bold]ohec[/bold] wrote: Pity they haven't got something better to do with their time rather than make a totally pointless gesture that will have no effect whatsoever. If they are short of something to do their time could be better spent doing something to help those injured.[/p][/quote]You and everyone else can do that by supporting Help for Heroes, check out their website, I am sure there are ways on there that you can put your money where your mouth is, that is a different issue. OSPREYSAINT
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8:45pm Mon 9 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

cantthinkofone wrote:
We are not a super-power, we cannot play the role of world policeman, and we cannot afford to continue fighting the USA's oil wars. I've no problem with the army being reduced in size.
That's is a fair enough opinion, just hope you don't live (die) to regret it.
[quote][p][bold]cantthinkofone[/bold] wrote: We are not a super-power, we cannot play the role of world policeman, and we cannot afford to continue fighting the USA's oil wars. I've no problem with the army being reduced in size.[/p][/quote]That's is a fair enough opinion, just hope you don't live (die) to regret it. OSPREYSAINT
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10:16pm Mon 9 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

This is a difficult subject. It's an insult to those who have died and also those currently serving in war torn Countries to cut jobs in the army.
On the other hand if we reduce the army, it leaves less servicemen to fight pointless battles placing themselves in danger.

Our Army should be here in the UK protecting our Country and should never have been sent to Afgan, Iraq etc.

Respect to all our servicemen and ladies. x
This is a difficult subject. It's an insult to those who have died and also those currently serving in war torn Countries to cut jobs in the army. On the other hand if we reduce the army, it leaves less servicemen to fight pointless battles placing themselves in danger. Our Army should be here in the UK protecting our Country and should never have been sent to Afgan, Iraq etc. Respect to all our servicemen and ladies. x IronLady2010
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8:06pm Tue 10 Jul 12

stephenmartin says...

In times gone by our soldiers fought
To save us Brits was what they sought
For our freedom they fought and died
Their families wept,their children cried
They laid down their life for their fellow man
Fighting German and Iraqi and now Taliban

To the Army Covenant they earned a right
And now for them its us who fight
Come join the protest in your town
And show the Government we wont back down

Remember our soldiers who are fighting now
And pray that they someday,somehow
Will come back home and a soldier remain
Remember the Governments loss is a soldiers gain

Join our protest at 1100 hours 24th July at a Cenotaph/War memorial or Garden of Remembrance near you.
In times gone by our soldiers fought To save us Brits was what they sought For our freedom they fought and died Their families wept,their children cried They laid down their life for their fellow man Fighting German and Iraqi and now Taliban To the Army Covenant they earned a right And now for them its us who fight Come join the protest in your town And show the Government we wont back down Remember our soldiers who are fighting now And pray that they someday,somehow Will come back home and a soldier remain Remember the Governments loss is a soldiers gain Join our protest at 1100 hours 24th July at a Cenotaph/War memorial or Garden of Remembrance near you. stephenmartin
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