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    Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    ...unnanounced Falklands poem.




    Steve, Tony, you may remember Gus, I think he joined the Sqn just as I foolishly left.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    A very emotional verse and very appropriate

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    Well done That Man.

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Good post,didn't know the guy mores the pity, as he was after my time !
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    Not a bad effort for a shoveler.... gud stuff
    I note Jimmy O'Connell lurking in back ground outside the Cathedral
    HURRY UP AND WAIT

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    Gus Hales, Ex 9 Para Sqn RE Class of 82. He has arrived at his FRV to begin his protest and dug in. Gus is staging a Hunger Strike in protest ref PTSD, Suicide rates among veterans and also justice for Northern Ireland veterans, not prosecutions.

    The Protest is taking place outside Combat Stress, Audley Court, Newport Shropshire TF10 7BP. Please support Gus however you can and get this on every Veterans Facebook page and Groups. God bless you Gus. I just spoke to him and he's absolutely resolute. He will need resups, battery power and support. Poss live FB feeds too if anyone can assist.

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    Gus is a Veteran of the Falklands War, 1982

    DEEP IN MY MIND WHERE NOBODY GOES
    Every year on Remembrance Sunday’
    I sit in the corner of the British Legion Bar,
    Dressed in blazer, shirt, Regimental tie,
    And polished shoes, with my head held high.

    But deep in my mind, where nobody goes,
    I see a wooden cross where the wind of victory lies.
    “Three Cheers for Victory,” I hear the politician say.
    But you never asked me about my victory.
    And, if they did, I would have explained it this way:

    It isn’t your flags or emblems of war,
    Or the marching of troops past the Palace’s door.
    It isn’t Mrs Thatcher on the balcony high,
    Reaffirming her pledge to serve or die.
    But it’s the look and the pain on a teenager’s face
    As he dies for his country, in a far off place.

    It’s the guns and the shells and the Phosphorus grenades,
    And the wounded and the dead in freshly cut graves,
    Or the grieving wife or the fatherless child,
    Whose young, tender life will be forever defiled:

    Or the alcoholic soldier with a shattered mind,
    Who takes the suicide option for some peace to find.
    Well, that’s my victory but no one knows,
    For its deep in my mind where nobody goes.

    ©Copyright November 12, 2007 by Gus Hales
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Don, he was on that program Squaddies on the front line, on BBC I player. All about NI. If you haven't seen it, take a look mate it's worth a watch.
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    Don't remember Gus, Don, but they mentioned he was also going on Hunger strike? That's a very worrying development if true, will grab some attention but rather he stopped the hunger strike nothing to gain in my view as he has already got the media attention which will make the Government squirm.

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    Spot on Tony, why waste another life !
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    Quote Originally Posted by taz View Post
    Don't remember Gus, Don, but they mentioned he was also going on Hunger strike? That's a very worrying development if true, will grab some attention but rather he stopped the hunger strike nothing to gain in my view as he has already got the media attention which will make the Government squirm.
    Tony, I don't think he's intending to imitate Bobby Sands, he is taking liquids, but as you say, he has achieved his publicity aim.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Hope they're the correct liquids,like Guinness and spirits,what with the weather getting a bit parky!

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Gus received a letter from one of the lads (Clog) today:

    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Berree wuz overjoyed ta see that Chrimbo stamp on iz letter Don!

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    Kit Carson keeps us updated on Facebook

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter dearden View Post
    Kit Carson keeps us updated on Facebook
    Firstly old scrote it's Karson with a K
    Secondly it's Charlie Brown who keeps us updated on Fud**** not me...you senile old fool...

    Love you lots and merry crimbo in case I'm not in here then....
    HURRY UP AND WAIT

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    You make sure you're here Dave. You don't have our permission to go anywhere.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    ****face Book? I,m fukkin barred!

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    A perfectly worded statement from Gurnak Singh who met Gus the other day. This is exactly how Sunday should be:

    I put this statement up this morning out of resp...ect for you Gus, in our group VAT, we support you 100%.

    Humbled that I have had this picture put on Gus Hales page, regarding Deep In Your Mind.

    He has clearly stated all he does is regarding humanity and how many have been treated, regarding those who have suffered with PTSD and those who have lost fellow veteran brothers and the support these families have not received.

    He is adamant that he will take this to Remembrance Day, I ask all to show him support, I know many have sat next to him and chatted to him, because he clearly states the chair next to him is open for all, so I state this to all.

    This is entirely about Gus Hales and what he has set out to achieve for veterans, no one should in any way be trying to strengthen their position on the back of what Gus is doing and we should all remember the clear statement he gives, regarding this matter.

    Those that can turn up on Remembrance Sunday for Gus, your support will be entirely appreciated but as he is a veteran, all fellow veterans who show their support on the day for him, have to make sure, that all his requests are respected, because of the exposure he is getting, many of high positions are watching him and he can not afford to be tangled up into any political agenda.

    I pray Wahe Guru watches over your good soul, take care brother, much love sent your way ����
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Good to see support for the cause ! Bollocks to those political wankers, if the truth hurts then bloody well fix it. Stop Foreign Aid !
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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Another visitor:

    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Sitrep.

    Gus isn't going to eat anything until endex tomorrow, but Phil and Denzil, have sorted him a night at the local premier Inn so he can have a shower and comfy bed. The club has paid for this. Denzil will keep an eye on things.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Good to hear the club giving an input, well done !
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    This is the sad reality of 14 days on hunger strike. If Gus doesn’t get his letter today confirming an independent enquiry then he’ll be back on hunger strike tomorrow.


    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Fukkin ell! Owd Gus az brill Abdominal Isolation control!

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Does that mean he's holding it in?
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Don't know about that but he needs a bloody good meal to help him.
    Bob (geordie) Watts

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Quote Originally Posted by Don the Mod View Post
    Does that mean he's holding it in?
    Owd Gus in that pic looks ta bi an expert at the old art of "Muscle Control" Don, a system of isolating each muscle group making them more defined and stronger. Remember Tony Holland the musical muscleman who won Opportunity knocks a few times n then went on ta mek a few bob touring the club circuit?

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    Re: Gus Hales 9 Sqn...

    Looks painfully dislocated Dave.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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    Has no one got the f***in sense and decency to take him in to the building out of the rain before he gets pneumonia. He can do his hunger strike in the f***in building for bollox sake. Some arsehole will be holding out against whatever he wants because the soft pasty faced, fat, lard arsed twats do not to be seen to 'cave in'. Well they have my permission to 'cave in' now, the useless lumps of f***ed up shite. What does the lad want FFS? Give it to him, along with a pint.

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    Won't be allowed into the building for the safety of the elfins, Ron.
    "We're surrounded on all sides... Good... you're obviously in the right place".

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