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Now it`s time to return to the classics! Rewind! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Troops in the Royal Dragoon Guards shot a video at their Al Faw base, in Iraq, of their version of the video sung by Tony Christie.
They e-mailed it to Army friends in London, but the MoD server crashed because so many tried to download it.

Among those to praise their efforts has been Defence Secretary John Reid:
Her Majesty’s armed forces never cease to amaze me. To be able to carry out such acts of determination, sacrifice and heroism in so many spheres of the world and, at the same time, to be recording hit videos is a measure of the quality of the British Armed Forces“, he said.

But despite the praise from on high, the creators say they will now “get down to being normal soldiers”. The Dragoon Guards were on a six-month peacekeeping tour when the video was shot with a handheld video camera.
It was just done for the lads and for the welcome home party. This was really a morale boost. It shows we were doing our job but still had time for a sense of humour.

Tony Christie sang the 1971 record, which became a number one hit this year after it was released for Comic Relief. He has already congratulated the troops on their effort! πŸ™‚


~ by geardoshit on November 10, 2011.

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