Our latest VC winners and the Victoria Cross for Australia




 
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December 3rd, 2012  
Rowan
 
 

Topic: Our latest VC winners and the Victoria Cross for Australia


Check the links.. Real Aussie heroes making us proud!

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/News...n-War-Memorial

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/T...-for-Australia

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/T...Victoria-Cross

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-work/News...-Alan-Keighran

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/T...ts-Smith-VC-MG

http://www.army.gov.au/Our-history/T...k-Donaldson-VC
December 3rd, 2012  
senojekips
 
 

We don't have to check anything and we don't need to continually pat ourselves on the back, we're Aussies and we all do our part to the best of our ability.
All of our serving members make us proud, all of the time. It is certainly not the Aussie way to boast about any achievements we may accomplish on the way. Blowing our own horn is no recommendation.

You join "to serve", and you do what your country asks of you,... If you are lucky enough to come home in one piece you get on with your life.
Only the dead and injured are "heroes".

That is the Aussie way or it was in my day.
December 3rd, 2012  
Capt Frogman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
We don't have to check anything and we don't need to continually pat ourselves on the back, we're Aussies and we all do our part to the best of our ability.
All of our serving members make us proud, all of the time. It is certainly not the Aussie way to boast about any achievements we may accomplish on the way. Blowing our own horn is no recommendation.

You join "to serve", and you do what your country asks of you,... If you are lucky enough to come home in one piece you get on with your life.
Only the dead and injured are "heroes".

That is the Aussie way or it was in my day.
Must be all that British blood in them?
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December 3rd, 2012  
brinktk
 
 
Us yanks could learn a thing or two from our cousins down under. I wish my countries temperment included a bit more humility.
December 3rd, 2012  
BritinAfrica
 
 
I agree mostly Spike, those brave buggers could perhaps give the youth something to aspire to.

Unbeknown to me, Sergeant Major Charles Coward didn't live far from me what I was a boy, I would have loved to have met him. He risked his life daily as a POW saving many Jewish concentration inmates lives. he was one gutsy fella.
December 3rd, 2012  
m551sheridan
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
We don't have to check anything and we don't need to continually pat ourselves on the back, we're Aussies and we all do our part to the best of our ability.
All of our serving members make us proud, all of the time. It is certainly not the Aussie way to boast about any achievements we may accomplish on the way. Blowing our own horn is no recommendation.

You join "to serve", and you do what your country asks of you,... If you are lucky enough to come home in one piece you get on with your life.
Only the dead and injured are "heroes".

That is the Aussie way or it was in my day.
BRAVO!!
December 3rd, 2012  
Tankboy
 
 
I like Aussies, they have that confident air about them, that we British had 50 Years ago
Before we sold out too socialism,and political correctness.
Ah we'll.
December 4th, 2012  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by senojekips
We don't have to check anything and we don't need to continually pat ourselves on the back, we're Aussies and we all do our part to the best of our ability.
All of our serving members make us proud, all of the time. It is certainly not the Aussie way to boast about any achievements we may accomplish on the way. Blowing our own horn is no recommendation.

You join "to serve", and you do what your country asks of you,... If you are lucky enough to come home in one piece you get on with your life.
Only the dead and injured are "heroes".

That is the Aussie way or it was in my day.
Always being the one to go against the grain I can say that I agree with the sentiment but do not think there is anything wrong in making others aware of extraordinary achievement.

I would also argue that it is our way of doing things to be proud of those achievements but not to continually wave them in others faces which I think is what he is doing here.
December 4th, 2012  
Rowan
 
 
@senojekips- seems like a culturally cringing TROLL to me and I won't bite! No offence LOL
December 4th, 2012  
Rowan
 
 
Mr Troll @senojekips didn't even read or understand the posts. There was/is no national hubris in them. He just wanted to set everyone else off. Please read the posts and ignore him. (no offence Mr Troll @senojekips)