"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Thursday, 29 October 2009

2 Rifles: "They're Our Boys"

So said Sue Clarke as she waved the Union Flag outside her cafe in Croydon.
As the soldiers approached, the crowds burst into a round of applause, with cheers of 'go on, boys', 'well done lads' and 'welcome home' heard. Some people, overcome with emotion, burst into tears as they saw the soldiers.
Welcome home boys.

"Swift & Bold"


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Article and more pics here.


  1. Bob MarshallOctober 29, 2009

    Welcome home to a well-deserved break; we owe you more than we could ever say.

    Thank you all for your wonderful effort in such appalling circumstances, and, even if the government would rather you hid away, we are delighted to see you back!

    God bless each and every one of you!

  2. :) I've just responded to you on another post. I thought that since Edward is Colonel-in-Chief he or Sophie might attend but there's very little attention being paid to it on the tv news.

  3. Well done the good folk of Croydon.
    The Rifles would have had a similar homecoming welcome in these parts some months ago but Prince Phillip was on display and no-one knew about it until the morning of the parade.

  4. I still haven't seen it reported on the news - I'm surprised at that.

  5. Croydon got a few words and a single pic in T'Telegraph.

  6. There was a short report at the tail-end of the 10pm BBC news as well just before QT. Not a lot.


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