They Shall Not Grow Old …
“They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.
We will Remember them.”
On 15 November, Colour Sergeant Krishnabahadur Dura of the 2nd Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles was killed in action in Afghanistan.
Defence News, part of the Ministry of Defence, said, “He was rated as one of the Army’s best snipers attaining best student on his Snipers’ course. He was highly respected by all.” C. Sgt Dura was killed by a Taliban bomb which injured two male colleagues and one female officer, who lost her leg.
C. Sgt Dura, 36, leaves two daughters and a wife. He had served in the British Army since 1992.
But the purpose of this article is not to recount his years of selfless service, nor to sing the praises of his heroism in Afghanistan. It is to draw attention to the most appallingly callous, bureaucratically pig-headed mindset Machiavelli has so far encountered. Because the Home Office is currently threatening to deport the wife and two little children of C. Sgt Dura.
Hat Tip to many other disgusted bloggers!
Makes you proud to be British, doesn’t it?
for the full story – Thanks dungeekin