Discussion in 'All Anniversaries' started by bamboo43, Oct 15, 2020.
Sad but inevitable news from the RBL:
Remembrance Sunday | Remembrance Events | Royal British Legion
Especially as each year there are inevitably fewer and fewer veterans taking part.
Perhaps we should leave it to the ghost of the fallen to march past
Received the local Residents’ Association news sheet today, which was jolly nice of them as we’re not even members, and we are told that the Remembrance Day service at our War Memorial is still scheduled to take place on 8 November but, naturally, very much dependant on national and local guidance.
This would be my very first chance to pay my respects to two of my cousins, and a great uncle from WW1, about whom I knew nothing until “discovering”, just this year, them and their sad fates.
We are looking to hold a very small and brief ceremony at the Chindit Memorial on the Embankment in London, but it really depends on what happens now re: the Covid-19 restrictions and rules. I'm so pleased that VJ Day went through at some decent level back in August, otherwise most of the 75th Anniversary commemorations for WW2 have been a write off!
Good luck, hope it can go ahead mate.
BBC article - Royal British Legion launches Poppy Appeal from veterans' homes/ Poppy Appeal: 'It's something we shouldn't forget'
I think this is a more sensible compromise given the current situation.
I've just purchased my Christmas cards (plus a donation) on the RBL website as a way replacing my usual Poppy buying from the old veteran outside Twickenham Tesco.
Some nice designs featured, other charity Christmas cards are available:
Christmas Collection | Charity Gifts | Poppy Shop UK
Sadly, I've just learned that the Field of Remembrance event on the 5th November at Westminster Abbey, will now not be open to any veterans or organisation representatives. It will now be just those conducting the ceremony, officials and the Royal Party.
I went to The Gloucester War Memorial earlier today. I'll go and have peak tomorrow, as I'm sure more will be laid.
Two poppy wreaths have already been laid. The Rifles and The local RN Association.
A personal one placed at the side.
Just seen that ours has been taped off.
Noticed Egremonts was taped off last night very sad
A bit of tape didn't stop them.
I was going to go into town but didn't get organised in time.
Gloucester War Memorial was very well attended earlier including the local MP. I'll post pics later. The best shots will be of two Soldiers in WW1 uniforms on white horses. After everyone left, the horses mounted the steps and made a guard of honour either side of the memorial.
Two runners raising money for the Poppy appeal. Visiting 6 local memorials today.
Talking to the local press by the Memorial.
Arriving to lay wreaths.
One of the Veterans..
Announcing the laying of the Wreath at the Gloucester Hussars Memorial at 12-30pm.
People leaving. The Public should be proud they came today.
A Veteran. Served in the 70's and 80's.
After most of the Public were gone, two mounted white horses.
Talking to the Town Crier.
Gloucester Hussars Memorial by the Cathedral.
One MP & one Vet. Sad this particular memorial is almost forgotten. Starting to rain now.
As it became even wetter, even his dog started to growl at his owner. Note the muzzle.
As someone who has marched the odd time at the Annual Remembrance Day I watched with interest today's Covid 19 version.
Better (much) than nothing, but I found it very strange.
Watched it on the BBC as well.
At 11am stood to attention outside by the front door for the 2 minutes silence .
Horsham, West Sussex, on a grey afternoon:
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