Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 31 to 44 of 44

Thread: A plea for help for an Ex Royal Engineer get his medals back.

  1. #31
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    A Mile North of Rwy 27 of Liverpool Airport
    Posts
    17,762
    £320 in less than 36 hours.

    Quite astounding. Bloody marvellous.
    Non Nobis Solum Sed Toti Mundo Nati.

    Co-founder of "Treats4BritishTroops"

  2. #32
    Grayling is offline Lego Leggaed letch and Lohan Lover with added Moist
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    An Englishman & Scouser born & bred AND PROUD!
    Posts
    13,826
    Quote Originally Posted by snock View Post
    If only it went some way to repay the debt we owe him and others for their bravery, E.
    To True Pete, we can never do that, but hopefully we can get him is medals back, nice one lads, more feel good from the AirgunBBS .
    THERE IS A LIFE IN PEACE AND STRIFE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE, WE GIVE OUR BEST THEN GO TO REST, WHEN WE'VE NO MORE TO GIVE.
    Co-founder of Treats 4 British Troops

  3. #33
    Roodles's Avatar
    Roodles is offline Stellen sie Fragen über Fragen
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Hatfield
    Posts
    8,543
    Quote Originally Posted by Clifftop View Post
    £320 in less than 36 hours.

    Quite astounding. Bloody marvellous.
    Wow! Well done to the BBS!

  4. #34
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Whitwick, the village that had 31 pubs!
    Posts
    3,717
    Fantastic!
    A big Thank You to everyone!

    I'll let you all know Terry's response.

  5. #35
    Grayling is offline Lego Leggaed letch and Lohan Lover with added Moist
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    An Englishman & Scouser born & bred AND PROUD!
    Posts
    13,826
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_J View Post
    Fantastic!
    A big Thank You to everyone!

    I'll let you all know Terry's response.
    If it puts a smile back on his face, thats response enough for me Richard .
    THERE IS A LIFE IN PEACE AND STRIFE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE, WE GIVE OUR BEST THEN GO TO REST, WHEN WE'VE NO MORE TO GIVE.
    Co-founder of Treats 4 British Troops

  6. #36
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Whitwick, the village that had 31 pubs!
    Posts
    3,717
    Just had Terry and his wife round for a drink of Port, and to collect the BBS donated medal money (£335 -with a couple of cheques still to come), to say he was overwhelmed is an understatement, quite a few tears were shed.
    He loves you all!
    He'll have his medals back tomorrow morning!
    All of the letters we got sent have been past to Terry.
    Once again WE THANK ALL OF YOU!

    Rich & Elaine
    Last edited by Richard_J; 18-03-2011 at 08:28 PM.

  7. #37
    Charlts is offline I'm not the Messiah, I'm King of the Creedbros!
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Leicester, Wigston, 171.27 miles North of Calais!
    Posts
    13,179
    Glad to hear it.
    The toxicity of lead varies, depending upon the weight of its doseage and its velocity!

  8. #38
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Whitwick, the village that had 31 pubs!
    Posts
    3,717
    Just had this message from Terry.

    I became a Royal Engineer at 17 and served for 9 years, they were the best times of my life. I have been humbled to the point, dare I say it, to tears, at the compassion you have shown me and my family and the donations that I've received tonight from you. I will be getting my medals back in the morning and will give them to someone to keep safe. I cannot say thank you enough. Hurrah for the C.R.E and all servicemen.

    Sapper Terry Vine.

  9. #39
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Aylesbury
    Posts
    60,243
    Respect.
    At 666 there lives a Mr Miller, he’s the local vicar and a serial killer...At 999 they make a living from crime, their house is always empty as they’re all doin’ time

  10. #40
    Grayling is offline Lego Leggaed letch and Lohan Lover with added Moist
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    An Englishman & Scouser born & bred AND PROUD!
    Posts
    13,826
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard_J View Post
    Just had this message from Terry.
    This whole thing has humbled me Richard and I'm just glad that we could show Terry the respect we feel. If its made Terry smile and see the world a wee bit differently, could we honestly ask for more.
    THERE IS A LIFE IN PEACE AND STRIFE THAT WE ALL HAVE TO LIVE, WE GIVE OUR BEST THEN GO TO REST, WHEN WE'VE NO MORE TO GIVE.
    Co-founder of Treats 4 British Troops

  11. #41
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    26,151
    Dropped a small donation in to Richard and Elaine today, and was surprised to hear the age of the chap involved. (Nice to see you both again )

    I had missed the "young" part of Richard's post, and simply applied my RBL stereotype soldier image.

    While I am sure Richard's collection will not make this chaps life a bed of roses, it may just be the start of something better for him.

    The BBS has swung into action and helped this chap out, and once again shown that a small group of people can make a real difference.

    Respect.
    "Improvise, adapt and overcome."

    I can count to potato.

  12. #42
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Whitwick, the village that had 31 pubs!
    Posts
    3,717
    Thanks for dropping in Richard.
    We took a further £55.00 to Terry last night, bringing the total donated by members of the BBS (and friends & family) to
    £390.00!
    Terry said he could now fill the car up so he can get to work next week.
    He also showed me his medals last night, he was a different person, he must have been very relieved to get them back!
    As Delta1 said it's not going to make his life a bed of roses but, the stress of him thinking he wouldn't get his medals back, was obviously affecting him.

    Well done the BBS!

  13. #43
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    brielle
    Posts
    1,285
    9 years? What was his pre release training in? Maybe give some pointers for work

  14. #44
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Between Donington & Mallory (Whitwick)
    Posts
    12,564
    I don't know. He was a Brickie after he left the Army, but those jobs dried up, so he's a Lecturer at a college now (less money, hence the financial probs)...


    E.
    You only have one body to live in, look after it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •