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#906962 - 27th Oct 2014 1:33pm Wirral's fallen remembered
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TRIBUTES have been paid to Wirral's Fallen in Afghanistan as UK combat troops brought their campaign in Helmand province to an end today.

UK forces handed Camp Bastion over to Afghan officials, concluding their bloodiest chapter in the 13-year conflict with a poignant ceremony.


British and American troops stood side-by-side as the Union flag and the Stars and Stripes were lowered at the base for the last time.

David Cameron said Britain will "never forget those who made the ultimate sacrifice".

Many from Wirral and the surrounding areas were among some 453 British forces personnel or Ministry of Defence civillies who died while serving in Afghanistan since the start of operations in 2001.

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#907037 - 28th Oct 2014 12:32am Re: Wirral's fallen remembered [Re: Mark]
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My sons classmate was killed in Afghanistan--for what? Protecting poppy fields? he possibly only joined the army because he didn't do well academically and the army came to the school and took him on an assault course and sold him the wonderful career in the army line.
Over 450 of our poor guys dead to satisfy the agendas of some politicians.

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#907539 - 31st Oct 2014 12:32am Re: Wirral's fallen remembered [Re: Mark]
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453 of our brave lads killed in Afghanistan. Nearly 3500 coalition forces killed. There could be as many as 20,000 civilians killed. Every one with a story, every one leaving behind someone who loved them.Turn up at remembrance Sunday to respect them

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