Great Britain


The Great War

On Terror

Tom was a young lad
From where I grew up
We went to the same school
Then both joined up
We became Commandos together
And never looked back
We met again in the desert 
Had a laugh and a chat
I heard it over the radio
Surely it wasn’t him
I chose to deny 
Until we got back in
After an hour back on base
Drapes asked for a private word
With a tear in his eye 
It all seemed so absurd
I’ll remember Tom forever
And raise a glass in his name
A soldier to the death
We cry and cry again

Alex Cockers, Royal Marines Commando, 2010

  • Jack Fletcher

    Royal Engineers

    Jack Fletcher would do 3 tours overseas between 2004 and 2011. The first being Operation Telic 4 in 2004, Operation Telic 10 in 2007 and Operation Herrick 14 in 2011.


    I am pleased to know him and to be able to share some of his stories with you. 

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