How do you weigh yourself as an amputee? I’m 6ft 3 & broad. With my prosthesis I’m 245lb, without 234lb. Surely my actual real world body weight is without because I no longer have a real leg, Or is it with? 🤔�dM
I’ve obviously aggravated the nerves in my stump somewhere because I’m getting phantom limb pain ‘shocks’. It’s a lick out, but taking it like a man!
The Luftwaffe built a fake decoy airfield,made almost entirely from wood -hangers,aircraft & runway.They took so long building it that Intel had more than enough time to observe & report. A lone RAF plane flew in low, circled the field & dropped a large wooden bomb.
Looking forward to this for ages, for me it will be life enhancing - liposuction. Take gut fat (not that I have much) & graft into end of stump,then repeat x 4. 6 wk recovery period in-between. Also going to cut off excess skin folds. Looking forward to getting a new padded stump
Pick up log stat: Shatt hotel to Shaibah field hospital - very late afternoon
Here is the full video of that helps…
This is probably a long shot,I’ve tried elsewhere and not found out. I’d love to know who the pilot & co-pilot of this Royal Navy Sea King is. I was in the back being evacuated - 18th July 2006 OP TELIC 8. They were doing their jobs but I’ve got a huge thank you waiting for them!
It’s been a difficult few years - I’m grateful for my life,at the same time,sometimes,I just want to be able to run with my little girl or not have to worry about sores on the stump,or my back giving way.I put on a ‘good show’ but in reality it’s hurts both physically & mentally.
Can anyone help with AFCS.This is for a mixture of injuries which are a direct result of my original injury. They’re chronic & really affect my life,most days can be a struggle and I try my best to get by. I’d be really grateful for a knowledgable helping hand 😐
LCpl Harden VC RAMC,KIA 1945. Attached medic to 45 Cdo RM,3 x marines in leading section suffered GSW’s. As Harden carried 1 out he was hit by mortar and MG rnds,badly wounded he returned to get 2nd marine. Finally Harden evacuated the Plt Comd when he was shot through the head.
The Genium X3 is widely regarded as one of, if not the best knees available so I’m grateful I’m able to use it. Next up is probably the C-leg which is really good too.
Brigadier Hill,DSO&2 bars,MC.Last to leave at Dunkirk, in Africa fighting German & Italian troops in tanks.Brig Hill drew his revolver,charged towards tanks,poked his wpn through observation holes firing.His actions allowed his men to withdraw safely.He was hit 3 times & survived
Charles Coward,R Artillery,captured in Calais.2 escape attempts before reaching POW camp. Made another 7, mistakingly awarded Iron Cross by posing as an injured Nazi! At Auschwitz labour camp escaped into/out of death camp to report back on conditions.Saved over 400 Jewish lives
Maj Gen Drummond CB DSO MC & bar. Royal Signals. 2i/c of raiding party of OP Colossus - fighting in Italy & captured, held as POW, escaped, caught, escaped & got back to UK. Fought in Arnhem,captured, escaped with help from resistance. Then commanded 22 SAS in Malaya & Oman.
Major Lidderdale,REME.On orders from PM he’s to capture a working Tiger tank & bring back to UK for analysis. In Tunisia they spotted a Tiger & killed the crew & drove it on a waiting ship.U boats attacked and used the tanks main gun to engage U boat. Now in Bovington Tank Museum
Staff Sgt Jim Prescott,CGM,RE.Defusing an unexploded bomb in HMS Antelope.3 attempts at withdrawing the fuse failed.Fourth attempt by a small explosive charge detonated the bomb which killed SSGT Prescott instantly & wounding WO Phillips. Awarded Conspicuous Gallantry Medal.
Lt Thomas Wilkinson,VC,Royal Navy.HMS Li Wo patrolling Java Sea.2 x enemy convoys sighted,despite being a small ship he was going to attack,inflict damage & fight to the last.Engaged a cruiser for 1 hr,took direct hits,ordered crew to abandon. Lt Wilkinson went down with his ship
Capt Randle VC 1944 Royal Norfolks KIA. Attacking the Japanese in India;OC was KIA,took over as OC & injured by grenades & GSW’s.Pinned down,charged a MG position,threw grenade into slit then flung his body across slit to enhance blast of grenade ensuring position destroyed.
WO Jackson VC RAF 1943. Engineer on a Lanc attacked by fighters.Wounded & with wing on fire at 140MPH climbed out the a/c holding with 1 hand & dousing with other.Enemy fired again,further wounding Jackson & swept off wing. Chute deployed with holes,POW in Stalag & then escaped.
Rfn Gurung VC–1945.1 man killing machine. In a trench when 200 enemy advanced,threw back grenades suffering blown off fingers.Face,body,arm & leg badly wounded. As enemy stormed trench used one hand with wpn to destroy 31 enemy stopped the advance. Awarded VC 1945 and passed 2008
Operation Biting 1942. 120 men jumped into France with objective to secure German radar components for analysis. The position was assaulted decisively & allowed an RAF Enginneer to quickly dismantle the radar. All evacuated via landing craft: 2 x MC 3 x DSC 2 x DSM & 3 x MM.
Operation Black Buck - Vulcan XM607. At the time,longest range bombing mission to neutralise Port Stanley Airfield & radars- low on fuel,high on courage! Supported by 11 Victors tankers and crew; success meant destroyed radars & temporarily un-serviceable runway. 1 x DFC, 1 x AFC
Lt Col John 'mad jack' Churchill,DSO& bar,MC & bar.He killed with a bow/arrows & slayed soldiers with his broadsword.He captured 42 Germans with just his sword & tunnelled out a POW camp. Quote “If it wasn't for those damn Yanks,we could have kept the war going another 10 years
Operation Musketoon -10 Commando's & 2 SOE conducted a daring raid against Glomfjord power plant.Inserted by sub they climbed sheer rock faces to reach the objective-charges placed & plant destroyed. Being pursued by the Germans,4 men escaped,7 executed & 1 KIA. 1 x DCM & 2 x MM
One for the Royal Navy! The painting shows HMS Campbeltown sailing on through heavy incoming. The raid on St Nazaire - widely,is regarded as the ballsiest raid & the men who took part the bravest of all time - Direct, brutal & effective!
Lt Gen Adrian Carton de Wiart VC served in British Army in Boer War,1st & 2nd World Wars.Shot in face,head,stomach,ankle,leg,hip & ear;survived 2 plane crashes;tunnelled out of POW camp & tore off own fingers.Awarded VC,KBE,CB,CMG,DSO. Quote- "Frankly, I had enjoyed the war." 💪2
I’ve lived a lie all my life! 😂i
Taken from roof top of Al-Hadi police station looking NW to ‘5 mile market’ down to the exact point (in front of 1st concrete bollard) where I was directly hit by an RPG.
Early morning selfie with the 2i/c