Remembrance Sunday

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

  1. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    I watched the service at the Cenotaph, on tv this morning eyes peeled for Ron;) but did not spot him.......although I did spot a good turnout march past the Cenotaph was intrested to see the Bevin boys, following their recent recogniton for their service during the war............ also heard the commentator say that the APTC now have the title Royal proceeding their regimental name as of yesterday:unsure:........noticed as well a good turnout from the Paras and a lone represenitive from the SBS.
     
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    My Boys planted a Poppy cross today, and were told about the names on it - their Great Great Uncle, who was killed in Burma when his Jeep hit a mine, and their Great Great Grandad, who died at Neuve-Chappelle, most likely by 'friendly fire'.

    For the first time since they were born, I think they both really get it.

    I thought of those two, and all the others, and Grandad, who never died in war, but served 50-odd years and is always in my mind on Remembrance Sunday.
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    watched in on BBC impressive as always, next time wear WW2talk T.Shirt Ron, so we can spot you on the telie :)
     
  4. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    attendance at Hull this year was way up on last year apparently
    second year in a row this area has run out of poppies to sell and had to get more supplies. Sunlit, dry but cold day with a great atmosphere
    Honour Guard fell out before the vets marched passed but no one noticed (except me :))
    Catching up on the gossip
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    This young TA SNCO is just out of Selly Oak having lost his leg in Afghanistan. Next stop Headley Court for his rehab
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    TA March past
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    Hull Cenotaph, Boer Memorial and Union Flag
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    Veterans march past
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    Humberside Police Band and Standards
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    RLC(V) Band
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    this lot are a training course QPD, 16-18 yrs olds go on a 26 week public service course - 80% go on to join HM Forces

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    Hello Sailor
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  5. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    Wonderful pics Capt. Bill :).
    One thing though, the rifles on the Boer Memorial look slightly odd, or is it just me??
     
  6. Capt Bill

    Capt Bill wanderin off at a tangent

    Wonderful pics Capt. Bill :).
    One thing though, the rifles on the Boer Memorial look slightly odd, or is it just me??

    no - its just Hull
     
  7. Paul Pariso

    Paul Pariso Very Senior Member

    no - its just Hull

    Fair comment! :D........
     
  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Forgot to mention something

    AJEX were in contingent D12, fairly far back in the sequence of the marchers and so we got to see most of the rest of those taking part. There were also large TV type screens in Whitehall

    When a contingent of redcaps marched past, you won't be surprised to hear they got the customary good natured "boo!" from the rest of the parade :) :) :)

    Also, when I got home, she who must be obeyed said "Didn't see you, or hear AJEX mentioned" so I ran through the recorded footage. Caught a glimpse of our mob but, she, of course, was right and we failed to get a mention.

    On a previous parade when the same thing happened one of the lads said "we should have worn Arab headress and that would have guaranteed a mention :)

    Forgot to post this pic of a charming group of young ladies who were marching immediately in front of us, they were all FANYs (First Aid Nursing Yeomanry) and they got a good cheer from the crowd.
     

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  9. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Met up with Rob Dickers at the Royal Fusiliers Memorial and watched their remembrance ceremony at Holborn. Then went on to the Royal Artillery Monument near Marble Arch and after to walk around the Westminster Field of Remembrance. What lovely weather we had.

    A real Gentleman that Mr Dickers.
     
  10. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    A few pictures of Colchester rememberance parade, taken from an unusual high point, we provide Jeeps for the veterans who are unable to march (walk), the weather stayed good to the end, then it rained, good turn out, good day. lofty



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  11. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Robert
    Thank you for the kind words.
    The two 'Arty-Boys' Rob & Rob had a very good day in London for the Rememberance.
    The weather was kind enough to hold off till after the Royal Fusiliers service at Holborn where we both laid crosses, we chose this as opposed to the Royal Artillery service but went on there afterwards to pay our respects and lay crosses for the fallen of our two respected Artillery Regts in the poring rain.
    As Rob said then on to the Field or Rememberance at Westminister which was outstanding, where another cross was laid by Rob in the Arty-Boys plot.
    :poppy:
    Rob D
     
  12. eddie chandler

    eddie chandler Senior Member

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  13. andalucia

    andalucia Senior Member

    From the Liverpool service. Very good turn out.
     

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  14. andalucia

    andalucia Senior Member

    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.




    Nice pics.

    I thought the photos on the giant screen were very moving.
     
  15. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Superb posts and photographs by all.

    This is what :poppy: Remembrance Sunday :poppy: is all about.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Wonderful photos one and all!!:)

    Hey Ed, didn't realise we were that good looking mate!!;)
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Just got back from AJEX's Annual Remembrance Ceremony & Parade.

    Quite a good turn-out this year , I would estimate it at about 1200 marchers.

    Just a couple of pics, one at the Cenotaph as we waited for the ceremony to start and one of she who must be obeyed meeting up with me after the ceremony.

    Ron
     

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  18. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    A few pictures of Colchester rememberance parade, taken from an unusual high point, we provide Jeeps for the veterans who are unable to march (walk), the weather stayed good to the end, then it rained, good turn out, good day. lofty



    photos by STAN50 forum member

    Hi lofty,

    A few months back I posted in regards to a contemporary photo of the Cherry Tree Barracks in Colchester. Grandad was there for a short time in 1942 and I have been looking for a WW2 photograph of the barracks.

    Do you have any idea where there might be one? I am presuming that the site no longer exists in a military format?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Steve.
     
  19. Lofty1

    Lofty1 Senior Member

    Hi lofty,

    A few months back I posted in regards to a contemporary photo of the Cherry Tree Barracks in Colchester. Grandad was there for a short time in 1942 and I have been looking for a WW2 photograph of the barracks.

    Do you have any idea where there might be one? I am presuming that the site no longer exists in a military format?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.

    Steve.

    PM sent Steve
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    For some years now, I have been in regular e-mail correspondence with "Footslogger" (AKA Ray Sinclair), some of you will perhaps remember his graphic stories of life in wartime Italy ?

    Ray, who was an infantryman in the 78 Div, is an ex-Londoner who has been a Canadian citizen for many years now and he and I had the joy of a meeting back in 2005 (see pic below).

    Ray spends less time on the computer these days and so I got his permission to print his memory of this year's Remembrance Sunday,

    I have been quite busy recently with a new Veterans group that has just been formed and on the week before Rememberance Day we have been asked to visit the local schools and speak to the students. I visited four schools in all and will send you some pictures.

    Our main parade was on Rememberance Sunday as it is called here, The weather was cold but sunny and we had a big turnout, The Army,Navy and Air Cadets, Pipe and military bands. The Canadian Legion, and several political and local Big Wigs. Three of our group (including me) who could still march led the parade to the Pickering Memorial. Then on the 11th.
    I went to our local school and gave a talk to the students before the ceremony which was held in the auditorium.

    At all my talks I was very surprised at the lack of knowledge the olders students (who ranged in age from 11 to 16 ) had about the war, who was involved, or where the battles were fought, apparently very little of this is now being taught in our schools for various reasons, the most stupid one I heard "We must upset any of our minorities"

    Most of the information that was learned by the youngsters came from the USA, via their movies, and the TV. The children knew about Canada's involvement, but did not know about the UK. I couple of times I was asked did I win any medals such The Purple Heart, or the Congressional Medal of Honour ? they were surprised when I said the were US decorations and not the Canadian or British. What if anything is being taught in the UK schools ?
     

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