The village of Wootton Basset in Wiltshire

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  1. Basil Plumley

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    Whether you agree with war or not, the death of a young person is a tragic thing. It's even more tragic when that death occours when that young man or woman is killed in action fighting in a country thousands of miles from home in a war that many believe that they shouldn't be involved with in the first place.
    Now I'm not here to stand on my soapbox and say whether or not we should be fighting in any war that doesn't immediatly threaten our shores...however, i'm here to say thanks to the people of Wooton Basset in Wiltshire.
    Every time a fallen soldier comes home, he or she is flown into RAF Lyneham - the body is then driven to a mortuary and passes through Wootton Basset on route. Every time this happens, the people of the village line the streets of the route and remove their hats and bow their heads to pay their respects to Britains fallen.
    The stretch of road between RAF Lyneham and the village is currently B3102. The people of the village want to get that changed officially to Highway Of Heroes in homage to the brave young men and woman that fall in far away countries.
    They have started a petition to help get this done - you can do your bit by adding your name here. No matter what your feelings on war anywhere, we owe the people of this small village a debt of gratitude for showing their respects to the fallen - they've never met them, but it doesn't stop them.

    Thanks for looking and if you took the time to fill in the petition, you have my gratitude...

    Brian

    Please don't turn this into another anti war thread...thanks
     
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    Happy to help, I flew C-130s for 11 years.
     
  3. Basil Plumley

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    So you'll know Lyneham very well...I grunted it for 22 years!!:eek:
    Spent many an hour "in the hole"!
     
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  4. Phil57

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    Job done, being a 'Brit brat' I have fond memories of living on and traveling through military establishments.
     
  5. Phil57

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    Lets keep this thread at the top of the 'General chat' forum so that it is read by more and the petition gets signed...:lease:
     
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    Now that's a petition worth signing - done :thumbsup:
     
  7. smelly

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    Done :thumbsup:
     
  8. Phil57

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    More to sign, please.
     
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    Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention, have signed and sent the link on to friends and family. :smashin:
     
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    i put mine, my wifes and my 6 month old sons :)

    Will pass on the petition, to friends and family.


    ..
     
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    Signed.. I will pass it on to some other folk :)
     
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    Signed:smashin:
    Ive also copyed this to another forum i go on.
     
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    Back I say, back to the top.
     
  14. Basil Plumley

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    This is also on Facebook - so if any of you are members there, you can send it to your friends there as well.

    Just to point out here - i don't actually live there. I served 22 years in the army and lost a good friend in Iraq a few years back. It doesn't matter what time of the day or night the deceased is repatriated, these people turn out to pay their respects.
     
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    signature added
     
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    Signing now :)
     
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    Lets try harder guys.
     
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    I live in Swindon and Wooton Bassett is just down the road. Everytime a brave soldier is killed in action and brought home through the village, it is always published in the local newspaper as well as coverage on the news countrywide.

    I applaud the people of the village showing their respect for our fallen men and women.

    I will gladly sign the petition as that is the most approbiate honour that could be bestow on the villagers and to the memory of our forces killed in action.
     
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    signed will add on facebook now also added to my sig here
    thanks for bringing this up as well very good call:thumbsup:
     
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    Smashing, nice one OP!
    Good to see so many signatures going on this too!
    :thumbsup:
     
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    Done. :smashin:
     
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    Good stuff OP, signed by me. :thumbsup:
     
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    I've added my signature too. Always glad to help a worthy cause :thumbsup:
     
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    Signed and passed on.

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    As an ex Marine I was more than happy to sign, have passed on to others also.

    :)
     
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