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    Message received from Capt KC Mackay in Basra by Bill Fernie a few minutes ago - - -

    On behalf of the Lads from SF Platoon Wick I would like to thank you for taking the time and effort to support us out here in Basra.

    We have all marvelled at the support shown through the Caithness.org pages and often click on to see what has been posted.

    Everybody is still in good spirits. We are all still at the settling in period and our operational tasking leaves little time to ourselves.

    At the moment the weather is about 18 -20 Celsius through the day and
    about 3-8 Celsius at night but seems a lot colder. We are 3 hours in front of you. So when it is 3pm its 12am with you at home. It gets Dark here about 5pm and daylight is about 7 am our time. The weather for the first time since we arrived it rained. It is winter and we can expect even 3-5 days of consistent rain we have been told.

    Our Platoon is the envy in Alamien Company due to the support the people of Caithness has shown, the other Cap Badges have not been so lucky.

    A Special thank you, must be given to our own Lord Lt Anne Dunnett who took an early Interest in our training and welfare and actively supported us.
    And who has sent us Parcels of gifts and written to each one of us individually.

    I would also like to thank the following:

    Thurso British Legion
    North of Scotland Newspapers
    D.R. Simpsons
    Hillhead Christian Fellowship
    The Salvation Army (Wick Corp)
    To name but a few

    Also the Biggest Thank You goes to our Wife's and loved ones who we have left behind.

    We will be home as soon as we can.

    Yours Aye

    Capt KC Mackay
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    Thanks for posting the message...glad to hear that they are all still in good spirits...

    hope they get home safley soon
    dz4d.com

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    thats good to hear from them, it is a hard job that they are doing, and especially hard for their families!!!!!!

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    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date Commander Kev.

    Keep up the good work.

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    That was just Great to hear from Cpt MacKay... many thanks for taking time to keep us informed of your wellbeing.
    We think of you all each day and send our very best wishes.

    Trinkie

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    Dear Kev

    We love and miss you very much. Say hi to the rest of the boys.

    Erinn xx and Ross xx

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    What a time of year to be away from home - thoughts are with you all and to your families too. Safe home

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    Hi LADS all of the SF Platoon

    Nice to hear from you, Hope you are all looking after each other, checking each others feet etc know what I mean , just like the old days!. I will be thinking of you all , knowing that you have a hard time in front of you, but I know that you are all more than up to the task in hand, There is nothing to worry about back home as we will all muck in together to help one another.
    well lads pitty i could not be with you, Just to show you how to play volley ball if nothing else . STAG ON
    yours trinkie_1

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    Captain Mackay has been back in touch to say he hopes to be sending a few photos of them all shortly and in coming weeks.

    We will post them as soon as we are able to depending on when they are sent.

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    Spike here posting under the missus flag of convenience.

    Great to hear from you KC. Make sure ye all get back safe and well. Is it true that Supermac is devastated aboot his fence fallin doon? Tell him that "Carry-on Construction" (aka Dounreay Projects) canna function wi`oot him an his deeger. Jamsie boy disna hev e same touch.

    Seriously boys, all the best for the festive season and indeed any other season.

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    The last posting date for FREE items to the men in Iraq was Fiday 8th but you can still send items to reach them and pay the postage.
    Send mail care of -
    Captain KC Mackay, ALEMEIN COMPANY, 7 SCOTS, OP TELIC 9, BFPO 641

    Certain things cannot be sent See http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/freepacketservice.htm

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    All the best guys make the best of xmas & come home safely!

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    All the best guys... wishing you a safe Christmas and New Year!
    Gordon Mackay http://www.gordonmac.com/

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    Awww isn't that lovely, made me cry

    Thinking of you all, keep your spirits up xxxx
    Wishing on a star, still!

    ~~Be who you are and say what you want because those that mind don't matter and those that matter don't mind~~

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    Good to hear of you all; my thoughts are with you.
    A special "Hello" to Roddy from an SAS Mum.

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    take care and a safe return,watch the other mckay roddie lol

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    Thumbs up

    From one who served to those who now serve, may the Big Man upstairs watch over you and bring you all back home safely to your families and loved ones.
    God speed.

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    Take care guys and wish you all a safe return home. KC our thoughts are with you always - the tools are in shed awaiting your return. Taf, Lopy and the boys are also asking after you. xx

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    Thanks for the INFO - - Take care Look after yer Buddy and come home safe and sound Keep your spirits up

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    Best of luck guys - thinking about you all out there, and your families here. Safe return home.

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