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Saw this and thought it brought a good insight into how men have to try and cope living back in the civvie world after being on a tour of duty x
 

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Saw this and thought it brought a good insight into how men have to try and cope living back in the civvie world after being on a tour of duty x
Well, in my case, after five years in the legion paras in Algeria, what did I have to cope with? Firstly, I reckon I missed the action and the danger of going out on operations at all times of day and night, getting shot at, even, or mounting guard at some mountain top in the middle of nowhere and having a chat with the jackals, exchanging howls. And I miss all those friends I made there, and who are all gone by now. I also miss my uniform and my kepi, but I can cope with that.

Just an old cobber’s musings.
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I miss the comradeship of all ranks. Sadly too many of my squad, in which I was the youngest, have now crossed the bar.

I rejoice without any arrogance at our professionalism in trying times.

I am also inordinately proud to have been a small cog in an impressive machine.
 

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