For what it's worth

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Bill Bentley
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For what it's worth

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I have at last, almost 40 years on, written my memoirs, highlighting my role in the Falklands War, for which I was awarded a Military Medal. There are also multiple references to my time with the 14/20KH etc..

I have already sent a PDF copy out to many a pal and I hope they enjoy reading it !

If you have not yet received a copy and would like a copy, 100% free, just send me a pm with your e-mail address.

That's it...
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Thank you Bill - a great read.

Bill's story has been published on our website here: https://www.1420th.org.uk/

He would welcome Feedback which you can leave below - thank you.
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This from Roy Taylor
Roy Taylor
Sat in for the last for a couple of hours reading this, I couldn’t put it down, great bloke, well thought out and from the heart, a soldier’s soldier in every way, deservingly earning his MM, well done Bill, so glad your settled and in good health
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This from Russell Bradley
Sat down and read the whole thing in one go. Well done Bill.
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Truly proud to have made your acquaintance on NOAHS ARC Bill. You are true hero.
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Bill Bentley
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Real name: Martin William Lester Bentley (Bill) (Basha !)
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My thanks to those who have posted feedback on this thread.
I have also had a lot of direct feedback too and it's all positive ;).

The main reason that I wrote it, then distributed it free by the quickest means possible, was to make people aware of the brutal reality of war, which it seems we may all experience before too long :o :o !

The payback for me is that a handful of long lost good friends have turned up and it's as if we had spoken just yesterday :).
What a shame it would have been not to have found them and so never to have seen them again :roll:

Bless you all, especially Bob who yet again sorted things out for me :P.
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From Bill,
I am getting some great responses thanks to your having posted my 'report'.
In particular this one from the son of my dear departed friend George Kirk.
Michael, who l used to babysit in Herford, sent me this photo of him and his family who live in New Zealand !
He is happy for our family on the ARC to enjoy this photo.
Thanks Michael & family.
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Post by donfoyle@gmail.com »

A fascinating insight and from the horses mouth. Thx Bill for an excellent historical account. Passed it over too a few vets that I know.
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