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Re: Suicide war veteran's

Posted by martyn burgess on Wed, Feb 06 2019 at 06:33 AM CST:

In Reply to: Re: Suicide war veteran's posted by Tony T to on Tue, Feb 05 2019 at 12:22 PM CST:


afternoon been doing a bit of research.Ive rung a few people,the general opinion is the green howards were the first unit to be called falling plates as Gary d said.As time went on into the eighties the royal green jackets also become known as falling plates due to losses.According to the northern Ireland veterans association the Royal green jackets lost unfortunately49 members this was including bandsmen murdered doing a concert in a London parkThe light infantry unfortunately lost 35 soldiers.The green howards unfortunately lost 10 soldiers.so tony was right in saying the light division the li and the rgj had high casualties .
martyn


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