AJEX WW2 Commemoration Parades

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Yesterday, the 18th November 2012 I attended the Annual Service & Parade at the Cenotaph.

    Inevitably, the WW2 veterans had thinned since last years parade and we march three abreast instead of six abreast.

    The pics below show the Southgate contingent assembling on Horseguards, the same unit marching off parade (snapped by a niece who was amongst the spectators) and lastly my family meeting up after the parade.

    Present were my daughters, two grand-kids and a nephew wearing his dad's medals on his right breast.

    Ron
     

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  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Lovely pictures Ron.
    Thank you for posting

    Lesley
     
  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Thank you for posting Ron


    regards
    Clive
     
  4. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Thanks for posting.

    geoff
     
  5. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Thought you might like to see parts of the program distributed to all who attended the service & parade on Sunday 18/11/12

    Ron
     

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  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    That time of the year again and taking place on Sunday 17th November 2013, one week after the National Remembrance Parade.

    For the first time that I can remember, my branch led the parade and the reviewing officer was
    Hon Rear Admiral HRH Prince Michael of Kent GCVO

    I've posted a few pics and will post more as they become available.

    Ron
     

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  7. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    And very smart you look to Ron, well done and thanks for the pictures.
    lofty
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Lofty

    Thanks :)

    I've been attending the Parade since 1947 and think I have only had to miss two occasions.

    You might be interested to see this list of reviewing officers,

    Ron
     

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  9. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    A formidable list of people, but you take the biscuit for consistency Mr Goldstein. Again well done. :salut:
    Best Regards lofty
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    IMG_0405-1  March off.JPG Picked up this old (2009) thread to make a brief report on yesterday's AJEX Parade.

    Bad weather (cold & blustery) plus advancing years meant that it was a low turnout, at least as far as ww2 veterans on parade and I looked in vain for old comrades.

    Photo courtesy of one of my ever supportive daughters and no doubt there will be more to follow taken by my grandson DSCN2917 Ron at AXEX Parade 20-11-16  DS.jpg
     
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  12. ritsonvaljos

    ritsonvaljos Senior Member

    Still looking dapper, Ron. You can't keep a good fellow down!

    Jos
     
  13. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Yesterday, Sunday 17/11/19, with the help of my eldest daughter and her family, I was able to attend the AJEX Annual Remembrance service.

    It was bitingly cold but I was suitably dressed for the occasion as the pic shows.

    More pics when I get them

    Ron Ron 2 AJEX 2019.jpg
     
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    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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