Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Soldier humour shines through
It was an honour yesterday to meet soldiers from the USA and the UK as they rode into Christchurch Park,Ipswich on route to their final destination in London. They had been set off from Norfolk by the Duke of Edinburgh.
You soon forget their disabilities as soldier humour takes over – but it is a remarkable achievement that many of these men are so able to undertake this challenge, they can because of the mix of the fantastic medical help not available right from the front line back to Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham and the soldiers desire never to give up.
Good to see a number of Ipswich veterans there to meet them, and as usual your never far from a Green Jacket, and I met a former soldier from my own unit who was part of the BLESMA support team.