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John McAleese MM R.I.P.

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    I have learned this morning that SAS hero John McAleese MM passed away yesterday. He was famously photographed on the balcony at the Iranian Embassy siege in May 1980.

    It is only 2 years a week ago that he lost his son, Searjeant Paul McAleese in an IED explosion in Afghanistan.

    A real hero and hard man has passed away,I'd like to think perhaps he's having a brew with his lad up there right now.

    The best of British, R.I.P. Mac.

    Ned.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Wow. That's quite a shock. How old was he?
    RIP fella.

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    Hi Adrian,

    He was 60. Here's a linky to this mornings paper regarding Mac. SAS hero John McAleese of Iranian embassy siege dies of suspected heart attack | Mail Online

    I just hope for St. Peter's sake he had the pearly gates open, ready for Mac, otherwise he'd of taken them off at the hinges with his Remington 870...

    A lad I know once asked him the "What did you do next?" question. He replied, "I gave him the good news mate!" Nails.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    He was a legend of the Army during my period of service i still remember sitting in the block in the North Camp at Aldershot with the rest of my troop watching the siege on TV we were screaming our heads off when the good news got delivered !!!

    Rest easy Youth !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Iwas just down the road at Knightsbridge barracks and we could hear it happening!

    RIP mate

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nice to see that John kept his 70's Airborne tash to the end !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Shocked to hear this, he was a true hero to me. R.I.P.

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