They Were Soldiers, Scottish Soldiers (Jocks) — Tribute to Our Recently Fallen — November 2008

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Our Scottish War Dead. Please rate, and comment on, this video, and forward the link to your friends. You can see more details of these Soldiers at: *******www.ntgraphics******/MilitaryAndVeterans/stirlingremembrance2008.html Music, A Scottish Soldier by Andy Stewart I wish this tribute could have been for all the recently fallen Military Personnel in the British Forces but that would have been too big. I have localised it to my part of the UK, Scotland. I am proud to be a Scot. I am equally proud to be British. I have done this small tribute for my part of the UK. Maybe you could do one for your area. I dont want to get into my personal feelings on the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Suffice to say that I am no supporter of them but this is a separate issue from supporting our troops and acknowledging their courage and sacrifice. We are the people who put our small crosses on ballot papers and now we place our small crosses on War Memorials. A New Year Thought 2009 They joined for many reasons, to march, to sail, to fly; they went where they were posted but nobody joins to die. Their leaders talk on TV; what else could we have done? but those leaders lost no daughters and none has lost a son. So here's to all our soldiers wherever they may be and here's to all their families, I raise my glass to thee. Thank you. from Nigel J.C. Turnbull -- feel free to publish this text anywhere you like This is the list of our Scottish dead, mainly in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Barry 'Baz' Stephen aged 31 from Perth - 1st Battalion, The Black Watch Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie aged 25 from Hawick - Blues and Royals Household Cavalry Regiment Lance Corporal James McCue, aged 27 from Paisley - Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers Private Jason Smith aged 32 from Hawick - 52nd Lowland Regiment, attached to The King's Own Scottish Borderers Fusilier Russell Beeston, aged 26 from Govan, Glasgow - 52nd Lowland Regiment (Volunteers) Lance Corporal Andrew James Craw, aged 21 from Clackmannanshire - The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Sapper Robert Thomson, aged 22 from West Lothian - 35 Engineer Regiment Fusilier Gordon Campbell Gentle, aged 19 from Glasgow - The Royal Highland Fusiliers Private Marc Ferns, aged 21 from Glenrothes, Fife - The Black Watch Private Kevin Thomas McHale, aged 27 from Lochgelly, Fife - The Black Watch Private Scott William McArdle, aged 22 from Glenrothes, Fife - The Black Watch Sergeant Stuart Robert Tennant Gray, aged 31 from Dunfermline, Fife - The Black Watch Private Paul Aitken Lowe aged 19 from Kelty, Fife - 1st Battalion The Black Watch Lance Corporal Allan Douglas, aged 22 from Aberdeen - The Highlanders Corporal Gordon Alexander Pritchard born in Germany, educated in Dunblane - Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Lance Corporal Ross Nicholls aged 27 from Glasgow - Blues and Royals Flight Sergeant Stephen Beattie, aged 42 from Dundee - No. 120 Squadron The Royal Air Force Private Craig ODonnell, aged 24 from Dunbartonshire - 5th Battalion (A&SH) The Royal Regiment of Scotland Corporal Mark William Wright, aged 29 from Edinburgh - 3 PARA Marine Gary Wright, aged 24 from Glasgow - 45 Commando Royal Marines Private Jamie Kerr, age 20, from Cowdenbeath, Fife - The Black Watch Private Scott Kennedy 'Casper' aged 20 from Oakley, Dunfermline - The Black Watch Captain John McDermid, aged 43 from Glasgow - 2nd Battalion (RHF) The Royal Regiment of Scotland Guardsman Stephen Ferguson from Lanarkshire - 1st Battalion Scots Guards Senior Aircraftman Graham 'Livi' Livingstone, aged 23 from Glasgow - Royal Air Force Regiment Private Charles David Murray, aged 19 from Dumfries then Carlisle - 2 PARA Lance Corporal James Johnson, aged 31 from Drumchapel, Strathclyde - 5th Battalion (A&SH) The Royal Regiment of Scotland Sergeant Jonathan William Mathews aged 35 from Edinburgh - The Highlanders, 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland Corporal Barry Dempsey aged 29 from Ayrshire - The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland Warrant Officer Class 2 Gary 'Gaz' O'Donnell GM aged 40 from Edinburgh - 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment