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Tribute Song for British Forces. Dedicated to all British soldiers



This is true but until you see it written in front of you its hard to believe.Surely this can’t continue,we must stick together and get it changed.

Dear Prime Minister The RT. Hon. David Cameron, MP.

I wish to ask you a Question:- “Is This True?
I refer to the Pension Reality Check.
Are you aware of the following ?

The British Government provides the following financial assistance:-


(bearing in mind they worked hard and paid their Income Tax and National Insurance contributions to the British Government all their working life)

Weekly allowance: £106.00?

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN (No Income Tax and National Insurance contribution whatsoever)

Weekly allowance: £250.00


Weekly Spouse Allowance: £25.00?


Weekly Spouse Allowance: £225.00


Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £0.00 ?


Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £100.00

A British old age pensioner is no less hard up than an illegal immigrant/refugee yet receives nothing





Please read all the above and then forward to all your contacts so that we can lobby for a decent state pension.
After all, the average pensioner has paid taxes and contributed to the growth of this country for the last 40 to 60 years.

Sad isn’t it? Surely it’s about time we put our own people first.

Military Wives Cross

Military Wives Cross

Military Wives Cross

At Long Last: Tangible Tribute for Military Wives Available Now!

We need to get a fresh perspective on the stereotypical idea the world has of the military spouse. As a group, these women are possibly the most under appreciated, unacknowledged wives in the world. Married to service men, they must constantly cope with separations, act as single parents and be ready to move across the country at a moment’s notice.

“We deserve a medal!” From the U.S. to the U.K. military wives have long expressed their desire for recognition. Until now, there has not existed a high-quality medal specifically designed with military wives in mind. Sure, a few doo-dads, advertised as “normal medals without enamel” are out there.

Really – is a trinket appropriate to honour loving, supportive wives of men who protect and serve our country? No! These women bring their personal talents and experience to the military community. They serve as volunteers, advocates and mentors, while virtually raising children with little to no help from their husbands.

Military wives deserve more than a tacky non-enamel medal, but a cutting-edge work-of- art! Those-who-wait are entitled to claim – if not equal recognition as that of their spouses – a symbol that bespeaks of love and loyalty for their unwavering support of our service members.

Their husbands, past & present, on active duty are recognized for exceptional military service with medals and ribbons and commendations. But, where is the wife’s ribbon for countless sacrifices and unrelenting stress? What about her medal for outstanding service to community and country?

Historically, military wives have stood in the background, cheering her man for his accomplishments. Isn’t it time for these wives to stand in the foreground and hear applause directed toward them? Spouses don’t wear be- ribboned uniforms; they are not honoured with medals by the military.

Military marriages are measured by the number of years spouses have been separated more than years actually spent together as a family unit. One thing is absolute, the service man will leave. Children will face years without seeing their dad.

When their loved one is a million miles from home, nights are lonely. Many times, the wife does not even know where her husband is or what they are doing there. They constantly worry about safety, at the sacrifice of peace of mind.

Collectively, they share a fear of the doorbell. They are afraid it will ring at midnight or noon to bring horrific news of death or terrible injuries. This fear keeps military wives in a tangled state of gut-wrenching stress.

We need to get a fresh perspective! There were no beautiful medals for those-who-wait – until now! The most tangible way to recognize, honour and appreciate them is with the new military wives cross. It was designed by an ex-military man who wanted to let military wives know they are stars!

The lovely cross is hand-crafted with a rose symbolizing love and a star showing she is the “One”. It is truly the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day. Or, just present the military wives cross to her on no occasion at all, to show your love!

More details on website www.militarywivescross.com

Thank You

Barry Sheppard.
Ex Royal Artillery & Army Air Corps

Miscellaneous Military Photo’s

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Miscellaneous Military Photo's

Draft Guys over 60 for war! Dad’s Army!

Draft Guys over 60 for war! Dad's Army!

Draft Guys over 60 for war! Dad’s Army!

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I’m too old to track down terrorists. You can’t be older than 42 to join the military. They’ve got the whole thing ass-backwards.

Instead of sending 18-year old’s off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn’t be able to join a military unit until you’re at least 35.

For starters, researchers say 18-year-old’s think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven’t lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. ‘My back hurts! I can’t sleep, I’m tired and hungry.’ We are bad-tempered and impatient, and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while..

An 18-year-old doesn’t even like to get up before 10 am. Old guys always get up early to pee, so what the hell. Besides, like I said, I’m tired and can’t sleep and since I’m already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-bitch.

If captured we couldn’t spill the beans because we’d forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys.. We’re used to getting screamed and yelled at and we’re used to soft food. We’ve also developed an appreciation for guns. We’ve been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling.

They could lighten up on the obstacle course however… I’ve been in combat and never saw a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any push-ups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too… I’ve never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He’s still learning to shave, to start a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn’t figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm’s way.

Let us old guys track down those terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple million pissed off old farts with bad attitudes and automatic weapons, who know that their best years are already behind them.

HEY!! How about recruiting Women over 50…in menopause!!! You think MEN have attitudes??

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh my hat!!! If nothing else, put them on border patrol. They’ll have it secured the first night!

The Royal British Legion Chiang Mai (Sub) Thailand
Activities 2018
  • Wed 14th Feb Valentine Buffet at 2GetherBar & Restaurant.
  • Wed 04th Apr Dinner at “My Kitchen”.
  • Mon 28th May 10:00 hrs Memorial Day service at the foreign cemetary with the VFW.
  • Sat 9th June Committee meeting.
  • Sun 11th Nov Remembrance Service.
Rewards for Forces
Rewards for Forces, Veterans and British Legion
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