The Servicemen Of 2 Signal Regiment Are Back From Afghanistan: Photos
LOOK away from the career cynicism of the likes of Tony Blair – still embroiled in an inquiry into why a bloodthirsty dictator was toppled in Iraq – and see instead the Servicemen of 2 Signal Regiment returning to their base at Imphal Barracks in York over the weekend.
The sponsored, mawkish over-sentimentalism of tabloid media that brands all serving personnel heroes plays no part in the actual bloody battle. A country not united by the war views its servicemen as something other than the vital vanguard of the national fight. The soldiers are portrayed as a poor mob of yes men forced to fight for whatever it is they are supposed to be fighting for. When they return they get their backs slapped, an evening with Ross Kemp and sympathy.
The Few are not longer the stuff of legend. The fighting men and women are pitied by a media thank hankers for a halcyon, fictionalised past as it slams the present…