Remembrance Sunday

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Ron Goldstein, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Myself, the missus & kids and my Bro-in-Law Darren will be at the Cenotaph, St. Georges Plateau, Liverpool on Sunday if any of you lot local to those parts.... Kev, John (Jag-P) Niel, want a meet-n-greet then feel free to drop me a PM. :poppy:
     
  2. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    The small village of Agassiz had their service and parade yesterday and as always the High Scholl autitorium was packed - the parade well filled - sadly only four WW2 veterans are left which includes my wife and I - so soon they shall be commemorting the Korea Veterans...
    Cheers
     
  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Tom
    Its an age related problem but they will carry on remembering, Me the dog and I will be at the Local war memorial thinking of family and their mates who went before them and lay from Alamein to Normandy Via Italy, Sicily and Austria
     
  4. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    I, along with my youngest granddaughter will attend the service at the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    AM service in Town.
    PM service with Scouts/Cubs/Beavers etc. closer to home.

    Hoping, for all our sakes, that it stays dry.

    Dry's good, but I always find myself hoping it'll be cold too.
    Somehow never feels quite right to me when it isn't bloody Freezing on the Sunday.
     
  6. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Agreed Adam, cold but bright always seems appropriate.
    Dull and wet.........well, I'll still be there as Parade Marshal!
    Let's hope we sneak in between the forecast showers.

    Mike
     
  7. Savo

    Savo Senior Member

    Its more personal for me this year. Will will be placing a Remembrance Cross on the final resting place for a young lad from my home town, who was killed in action whilst serving with the 1st Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles in Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province on the 13th July 2010.

    Then collecting my dad before the long drive down across the border to the village of Boyle in Co Roscommon for a Remembrance Service at Kings House.
     
  8. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    Mine took place this morning at the Boleyn Ground,
    by the 13th Essex memorial for the Remembrance Day
    match versus Blackpool. Good turnout too. A great bunch
    of West Ham supporters from the ranks of the Royal Anglians
    on parade, their Captain read the Exhortation perfectly

    Also managed to tell the story of November 13th 1916 over
    a double page spread in the matchday programme. Should
    generate the sale of a few more poppies tonight, hopefully!
     
  9. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Tom Ron and Vets. How few ww2 campaign medals are left now. Even the elderly are not of that era....Do you think we are relics? I feel like one:)
     
  10. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Sapper - some people think so but then I consider the source.....and still have a laugh
    Cheers
     
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Brian

    Confused, from Cockfosters, is about to switch off his PC & get some shuteye before tomorrow morning's early start.

    Remembrance day greetings from one old relic to another.!

    Keep taking the tablets !

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  12. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    The Mrs and myself went to Service at our local War Memorial this morning. A very dignified, and I must say, well attended event. The local RBL members and the youngsters from all the cadet branches plus the local Scouts, Guides, Brownies etc all marched past and then afterwards layed wreaths. Well done all of them.............:)
     

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  13. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    After several days of very poor weather the rain stayed away this morning although cool and breezy, which was perhaps divine intervention.

    I was unable to take many photographs and rely on a fellow RBL member to forward me the photographs, which I will do so when received.

    The Service was well attended and the onlookers enjoyed the sounds of the Pipes and Drums prior to the service.

    A Lone piper and bugler were supplied by the Army and following the CWGC service all departed to St George's Church.

    It was nice to see the church full and this included several individuals from the UK who had made a special visit for the service.

    It was much appreciated.

    I have scanned the service sheets for both venues for those members who may be interested.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  14. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Tom
    As always thanks for the post, The service sheet reminds me of my days singing in the church choir.

    The Dog and I were joined this year by my wife on our trip to the War Memorial, her excuse being its not raining so I will join you. Stood with my old friends and enjoyed the service.
    Far more people this year than last and it was gratifying to see they were young
     
  15. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Paul-
    as always - RAF out of step

    Cheers
     
  16. blacksnake

    blacksnake As old as I feel.

    Me, the wife & kids attended the Remembrance Day Service held at St. George's Plateau, Liverpool. It was an excellent turnout, one of the biggest I've seen. The armed forces, past, present and future where well represented including a large number of veterans.

    Apart from a light shower, the rain just managed to hold off until the service ended. During the service images of soldiers killed in the Great War where displayed on a huge video screen on the side of St. John's Precinct. And, during the two minute silence, those images where replaced by those of the young men and women from Merseyside killed in the recent conflicts in the Middle East, making the whole event somewhat more relevant to the assembled congregation, it felt closer to home (if you know what I mean?)

    A thought crossed my mind as the gun fired to signal the start and end of the silence. The entire crowd jumped with fright at the sound. I said to my 9 year old son later, imagine that noise a thousand fold... for hours... days... weeks... and years on end. Sobering.
     

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  17. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Paul-
    as always - RAF out of step

    Cheers

    :lol: Well spotted mate! Or was it EVERBODY else out of step??............... No, you were right first time!!
     
  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Just back from the Cenotaph, have dried out after getting a right soaking, had some lunch and feel much better :)

    Pics below show:

    1. Part of the AJEX wreath laying contingent, we managed to raise 42 men
    2. Ken Smith & I, note that he was another ex-4th Hussar bloke
    3. Me and the very welcome Sally Ann canteen after the parade with hot coffee !
     

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  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I have just received some photographs taken this morning by a friend and so here they are.

    The first is of the Poppy Stall by the main entrance to the Cemetery

    The second is of a Russian Officer and the South African Ambassador arriving at the entrance.

    The third is the short march to the Memorial Stone.

    The fourth is the RBL wreath being laid.

    The fifth is the Black Kilts providing music at the end of the proceedings.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Tom
    As always thanks for the post, The service sheet reminds me of my days singing in the church choir.

    The Dog and I were joined this year by my wife on our trip to the War Memorial, her excuse being its not raining so I will join you. Stood with my old friends and enjoyed the service.
    Far more people this year than last and it was gratifying to see they were young

    Mike,

    The hymn's today were quite stirring and good for singing.

    The Salvation Army Band are also always in attendance on this special day and the Church choir were excellent.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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