Such a prescient, beautiful sentiment.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Time Passing

For The Fallen With proud thanksgiving,

Two British soldiers have been killed in separate attacks in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said, 5th of July, 2009.

For the fallen with proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children, England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit, Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust, Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain; As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness, To the end, to the end, they remain.

A favourite quote of my Mrs Oldrightie is "Growing old is a privilege denied to many". Please think on that as yet more young people die in Labour's Afghanistan and Iraq nightmare. When we leave these blighted Countries, thousands of years of tradition will slip back into place. Nothing but nothing will have been achieved other than billions of shameful pounds pissed up the wall to wash down our soldiers blood. Labour, you are utter and shameful fuckwits.
Jimmy, Phony, Fondlebum, this is your legacy. I despise your legacy.


  1. Well done OR. I have tried for weeks to access your blog and always failed. At last I have got through via a sub link. Somebody seems to not want your stuff to go global.
    I am a serving soldier and think this post a beaut!

  2. We should be proud of the Labour party, but we should be even more proud of our troops.

  3. They should be brought home asap. Afghanistan is a worthless hellhole that isn't worth another serviceman's life.

  4. going down the pan6 July 2009 at 08:25

    100% right !
    i see charly smallwidge has come on to your site this is only because guido has banned him for his ultra leftwing views He is a tit !

  5. Beautifully done OR! Mrs OR's quote is so very true. RIP & condolences to their families.

  6. Great words.

    Not sure why the Labour party gets a mention from a poster above in the same sentence as men & women who are fighting for their country.

  7. God bless our soldiers, curse the wretched Labour party.

  8. Great Post OR. Such a shame that Flackwidger had to come along and spoil it.

  9. Well said O/R lets just hope we can get our boys and girls back from that shithole safe and sound.As soon as possible.

  10. Thank you all for your comments and visits to OR. As for 12 years of Labour mis-rule, to be proud of them is not an option.

  11. Charles_E_Hardwidge is one of the few to have received thousands of pounds in benefits from Labour. The only thing to be proud of about Labour is their ability to fuck even the simplest issue up.

  12. I can't argue with that, Steve!

  13. All this government's about is the rear end. What is their obsession with all things bum?

    They legalise it!

    They celebrate it!

    They make it powerful!

    They criminalise those who don't like it!

    THE most limp wristed government in history, bunch of namby pamby shirt lifters.

  14. All this government's about is the rear end. What is their obsession with all things bum?

    Is it in anyway related to their incompetence?

  15. If there was any honour in fighting in Afghanistan or Iraq then at least deaths would not be in vain. Yet our pathetic government sends men to their death on a futile and utterly pointless political errand.

    Disgraceful, only a Labour government would treat the armed forces in this way.

  16. Good post, OH.

    I'm privileged to have served in the 'ghan.

    I've stood in Wootton Bassett as the lads have been brought through on their way to the Oxford coroner. The locals turn out EVERY time, and pay their respects.

    I never saw a politician in either Afghanistan or Wootton Bassett.

    Fucking disgrace.

    Hardwidget, go and boil your head, before some angry fucker does it for you.

  17. killemallletgodsortemout said...

    Hello, Buddy, thanks for the comment and dropping by. I did try to get my post dedicated to ARSSE but was unable to gain permission. I hope a few of our troops have been able to see that their standing is as great everywhere as shown in Wooton Bassett. A place that still shows how much people matter and not Government.

    As for hardwidget, I noted that clicking on his title took you straight to Labour. Tricky McBride mate, no doubt.

  18. What was the problem with ARRSE OR? I had problems registering for quite a while then suddenly it worked.

  19. Hi, Subrosa, I tried for hours so sad was I to hear of those losses and so wanting to express or show some support. I just hope they got directed to the super comments here and elsewhere.

  20. We should stop wasting money and far more importantly young lives on insane Labour foreign policies. Either put Iraq and Afghanistan back into the Stone Age with hi-tech, long-range weapons or leave them to kill themselves in their relentless pursuit of jihad.