Remembrance Sunday March Past at the Cenotaph 2020

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  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  2. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    Especially as each year there are inevitably fewer and fewer veterans taking part.
  3. Oldman

    Oldman Very Senior Member

    Perhaps we should leave it to the ghost of the fallen to march past
  4. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    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.
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  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    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!
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  6. Wobbler

    Wobbler Patron Patron

    Good luck, hope it can go ahead mate.
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks Martin.
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  8. Grasmere

    Grasmere Well-Known Member

    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.
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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    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
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  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    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.
  11. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    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.






  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just seen that ours has been taped off.

    swindon cenotaph taped off.jpg
  13. Deacs

    Deacs Well i am from Cumbria.

    Noticed Egremonts was taped off last night very sad :poppy:
  14. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    A bit of tape didn't stop them.
    tape didnt stop them.jpg

    I was going to go into town but didn't get organised in time.
  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    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.
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  16. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    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.



    Local MP.


    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.

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  17. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    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. :peepwalla:
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  18. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    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.

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  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Watched it on the BBC as well.
    At 11am stood to attention outside by the front door for the 2 minutes silence .
  20. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Horsham, West Sussex, on a grey afternoon:
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