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tankiedrummie
22-07-10, 07:53 PM
Just a wee note to let you know that the pipe band world yesterday lost another drummer.

Stephen "Monkey" Monkhouse, who was a Drummer in the 1st Batt Scots Guards, was killed in action in Afghanistan by small arms fire, while trying to rescue a wounded colleague. This shows the other side of military Pipe Bands, soldiers first players second.

Those who do please leave a little space in your prayers for Monkey and his family, for the rest if you are in the beer tent at the weekend or at home raise a glass to a fellow pipe band guy and a decent bloke, who has given his all so that we can raise a glass in peace and security.

RIP Monkey catch you on the final counter march..

Heed
23-07-10, 10:09 AM
Bollocks.

He hadn't been named in the news last time I heard, and I was using the laws of probability to hope it wasnt anyone in the Pipes and Drums.

Thanks

S. Lloyd
25-07-10, 07:35 PM
Total losses so far this month, 69.
I'll be glad when everybodys' guys are finally the heck out of there and home.

So sorry for every family who has lost a loved one, and much respect and gratitude to those that have given their lives, the people that have returned,
and those still there.