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Joined: 27/05/2013 00:49:26
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Just had a tot of whiskey to the memory my Dad and his fellow comrades in 3 Commando Brigade on the 75th anniversary of the landings at Akyab Island, starting the pushback in the Arakan campaign. Lest we forget.

Proud son of Sgt Alexander Pirie MM Royal Marines 1935 to 1947
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Joined: 23/09/2008 00:08:02
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Thanks for posting this Bill.

Sgt Alexander Pirie MM -

3 Commando Brigade Ops -

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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John M
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Joined: 18/04/2007 16:22:37
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Hi BillP

Thanks for this post.
My father served in 4 Troop No 1Cdo in Burma.

He always said they were forgotten so remembering this way is special.

All were heroes of the highest order.


John M

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For Dad No 12 Commando & 4 Troop No 1 Commando
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My father went to the the Arakan with the Royal Inniskillin Fusiliers in1943. Tough times!!
Lest We Forget

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