Sunday, 22 November 2009

Rule Britannia!

Last night I attended a packed concert at St Peter’s Church in Staines performed by the RAF Association President’s brass band, and organised by Staines Rotary in support of DayBreak.
The funds will pay for extending to more than one day a week the service provided to carers and those with long-term illness whom they care for in our community.
I’m not normally into such music, but I couldn’t help feel that some of the military music would go down well in Afghanistan, and instead of our Governments pussy-footing about out there, we’d start winning.
Then came the politically incorrect Land of Hope and Glory, and best of all:
Rule, Britannia! Britannia, rule the waves!
Britons never, never, never shall be slaves.
A good tune to be played outside the Parliament building in Brussels.


  1. Afghanistan is pretty much the same as Vietnam. Iraq wasn’t much better it was an illegal war started by President George w Bush and we shouldn’t be out there fighting a lost cause like Vietnam. "Britannia" is a great country. I’m a strong patriot myself but we mustn’t forget our past we are ashamed of and try to cover up WE did a lot of the slave trade are selves and for what money all people care about now.

  2. although a lot of respect is due to the peoplefighting and the families that have lost brother,fathers, sons, daughters, wifes and sisters and they should always be remembered