UK casualties in Afghanistan

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by dbf, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  2. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    I have no doubt that the casualties are mounting every week. Afghanistan is a hell hole to be posted to, for sure.
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I have no doubt that the casualties are mounting every week. Afghanistan is a hell hole to be posted to, for sure.

    Hi GH,
    Mentioned on the news again today that death toll is lower now because of better medical care. One can only wonder then the extent of injuries that survivors have to deal with.

    My heart goes out to the families who have lost members and to those who have to help their wounded relatives. Given the recent reports of the relative low rates of compensation, I would think their hardship is compounded.

    Diane
     
  4. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Thinking of our Armed services. Pride.
     
  5. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    My thoughts are with the families too, DBF. And Gage, you certainly should feel pride. The British Army is performing admirably in Afghanistan against a determined enemy.
     
  6. dbf

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  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Get out there, just like we Dutch have to leave it! and come back home
     
  8. MLW

    MLW Senior Member

    You have got to be kidding. Have you even been to Afghanistan?
     
  9. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Get out there, just like we Dutch have to leave it! and come back home

    We can't pull out. Afghanistan would become a massive training ground for any terrorist. The deaths of British Soldiers would mean so very little if we pulled out now.
    The Taliban respect no one, including their own women.
     
  10. dbf

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  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    We can't pull out. Afghanistan would become a massive training ground for any terrorist. The deaths of British Soldiers would mean so very little if we pulled out now.
    The Taliban respect no one, including their own women.
    I agree with Gage. You can pull out and leave a vacuum that will be filled by Extremists. Right now the role of the Allied Forces in Afghanistan is critical to that country's future. They are needed there.
     
  12. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    A very sad milestone to reach but we should not pull out just because of it.
    Respect and gratitude to those who are there, and not forgetting those who are left behind wondering if their son/husband/father is going to be the next casualty. They all deserve our heartfelt thanks and absolute support. You may not agree with why they are there but that does not stop the fact we need to support them every minute of every day while they are.

    RIP to those who have paid the ultimate price

    Andy
     
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  15. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Hi,

    Posting this up, especially after the numbers hit 100, I thought that these guys deserved a little more profile on here. I am sure there are more than a few of us keeping an eye on the news and thinking of our forces.

    BBC NEWS | UK | Woman soldier among Afghan dead

    Regards,
    Diane
     
  16. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    More sad news. Nine dead in ten days. :poppy:
     
  17. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  18. soren1941

    soren1941 Living in Ypres

    God bless them,

    my mate is coming to Ypres after a tour of Iraq, always very strange when I hear of a death, it becomes OK when it's not him, but then the realisation immediately afterwards that this is someone's son / daughter and it's not OK, odd feeling, heroes each one.
     
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