Today will be an even sadder day for the Wootton Bassett and the people who care about our troops.
(Note the subtle hint that i do not include the Labour Party in that statement).
Today a C17 will repatriate the body of the above photgraphed gent.
This is Staff Sgt Olaf Schmid.
Much has been written about "Oz", but I urge many to read Michael Yons online magazine.
His passing of the most technically demanding course in the army.
His courage his skill.
And whilst the loss of any service man is a loss too much the passing of this gent who lost his life dealing with his 65th IED on his last day of his tour strikes a cord like no other.
Is it time to get them all home?
Is it winable?
Is it providing security here in the UK?
IS IT ACTUALLY WORTH IT??????