''The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war,no matter how justified,shall be directly proportional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation'' --George Washington--
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Special Boat Service make brilliant gesture after OAP veteran was mugged
Veterans of elite forces have stepped in with a touching gesture after pensioner was robbed in Failsworth. The Special Boat Service has gone into action after one of its own was mugged by a coward for his precious diving watch.
Frank Marchington, 83, who served with the elite group - sister force of the SAS - in the 1950s and 60s, was robbed near his home in Failsworth.
The pensioner was attacked from behind by a thug who punched him and stole his wallet and Omega watch worth £4,000.
But after reading the story of his attack in MEN the SBS Association has mobilised and are having a unique replacement watch made for Frank.
A spokesman for the Association said: “We only have 1,500 members, but whether serving or retired, 23 or 83, we look after our own. Read More Here