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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 01:25:26 PM »
Thats how you wear a MAROON beret !!!!   Makes you proud to be British !!! :)
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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 01:31:41 PM »
Wonderful !!   Makes you want to jump out a perfectly good airplane.





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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2015, 03:22:00 PM »
The warrior gene is in his family.  Thanks for the post.

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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2015, 03:23:16 PM »
A new roll model for generations of young British men and woman. I didn't read in the article if the wounded soldier he saved was able to attend the ceremony.
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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2015, 06:36:01 PM »
salute to you, L/Cpl Leakey. having read the article, could someone from the UK please explain to me what is a Gentleman Usher of The Black Rod? this is a term applied to one of his relatives, which i have not heard before.
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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2015, 10:16:56 PM »
Ron...The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, generally shortened to Black Rod, is an official in the parliaments of several Commonwealth countries. The position originates in the House of Lords of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. He wears ceremonial garb and carries a staff of office...the black rod.

In Canada he's known as The Black Rod of the Senate.
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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2015, 05:51:55 AM »
Great to see that our Allies are alao recognizing the brave acts of their military members..

God Bless this young man..

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Re: HM The Queen presents the latest Victoria Cross to L/Cpl Leakey
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2015, 05:54:45 AM »
thanks, ian
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