First homecoming parade set for Castlereagh

A unanimous motion has been passed by Castelreagh Borough Council to hold a homecoming parade (and civic reception) for the 204 Squadron (North Irish) Field Hospital (Volunteer) Unit who are presently in Afghanistan.

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    Any one else getting a civic reception for DOING THEIR JOB?!!

    Oh, I forgot, slugger is throwing flowers at councillors for no particular reason, too. Pathetic

  • Realist

    “Any one else getting a civic reception for DOING THEIR JOB?!!”

    These guys did…and rightly so.

    http://www.michaelmulcahy.ie/contentv3/index.cfm?fuseaction=page&pageID=1889

  • billie-Joe Remarkable

    “These guys did…and rightly so.” *Ponders*
    Well, I guess they’re braver than nurses. Yeah fuck it, they are! *salutes*

  • Quagmire

    There should be a civic reception in Belfast City Hall for the brave soldiers from the six counties in Oglaigh na hEireann who are doing sterling work peacekeeping in Chad and the Lebanon. This would be a fine tribute to our brave soldiers here in the north.

  • RepublicanStones

    Nice sentiment Quagmire, but honestly, those ceremonies are seen as a pain in the arse by most soldiers, esp if their in their number ones, itchy as hell, never mind all the square bashing the days before.