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Anyone watching the pomp and ceremony on BBC1?

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Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Jun 2008 13:01

Hi Susan, and Dorothy and all, girls (and boys) after my own heart, I love all that pomp and ceremony, used to get my son to watch all that kind of thing with me when he was little, no wonder he isn't bothered now lol
Even told him he should stand for the National Anthem, bet not many people bother now. No respect.
Remember when you used to stand in the cinema, then it got so people would rush out when it was on, now it doesn't get played at all!!! Oops, showing my age there I think.


Susan719813 Report 16 Jun 2008 12:58

sigh!...twas great.....warms the cockles :-)


Helen1959 Report 14 Jun 2008 15:20

oh I used to love the Royal Tournament, used to always cheer Portsmouth on.

Hubby was in Light Infantry, so they never really did any big do's partially because nobody could ever keep up with the pace. 140 paces to the minute.

The sound of 2 buglers seperated from the rest of the band playing "High on a Hill" is a wonderful sound.

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 14 Jun 2008 14:22

Extremely proud to be British and when I was accused at my last workplace of being racist because of the Union Flag tattooed on my arm, I best not repeat what I said..
...Royal Tournament was scrapped because of the lack of available service personnel.
Never did a Royal Tournament when in the RN but did do a Festival of Rememberance and somewhere I still have a few of the poppy petals that fell on me

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 14 Jun 2008 13:50

Update.......................good old Google

The Royal Tournament the World's largest military tattoo and pageant, held by the British Armed Forces annually between 1880 and 1999.

I don't know why they stopped it though:(

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 14 Jun 2008 13:45

I can't for the life of me remember what the programme was, but I remember the gun-carriage races and diplays by many armed forces regiments in an arena that was televised annually.............then stopped for some reason.

Anyone have the faintest idea what I am talking about??
*waits hopefully*

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 14 Jun 2008 13:38

We watch it every year.My Oh sits there enthralled and knows all the drill.It was perfect and the weather was just right as it wasn't too hot for them in their bearskins.
hope it continues for many years.

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 14 Jun 2008 13:05


I know he saw them come down the Mall (he was on the corner where the turn after the straight run from the palace.)

Hes on his way home now, BBC diddnt need his lorry to stay for the fly past, but on the phone I could hear them going overhead :o))


SheilaWestWilts Report 14 Jun 2008 13:04

It's always poignant for me as, when I about 10 or 11, Dad took me to one of the rehearsals. He used to get tickets as he was connected with the Coldstream Guards. He loved it all and explained everything to me, every time I watch it I get a lump in my throat - going to those rehearsals is one of my best memories.


Mauatthecoast Report 14 Jun 2008 12:53

Well i'm proud to be British and happy to fly our flag!!

Our Regiments are second to none,agree with you 100% Awdrey

Mau xx


Helen1959 Report 14 Jun 2008 12:34

let us know if he saw much Elaine.

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom

ஐ+*¨^¨*+e+*¨^¨*+ஐ Mildred Honkinbottom Report 14 Jun 2008 12:23

I watched it..I love it & Connie watched it with me too.

Hubby was working down the Mall today & had a BBC cameraman on top of his aerial platform he operates.


Helen1959 Report 14 Jun 2008 12:20

Well it was a very good parade today, didn't see any mistakes at all. I usually sit here watching and moaning about the standard of the drill, but there was nothing I could moan about today.


Christina Report 14 Jun 2008 12:04

hi to everyone on this thread

i'm off for a while now hope to speak later

helen it was a pleasure to introduce you

chris x

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 14 Jun 2008 12:01

It's wonderful isn't it................I am so proud of them all:))


Whirley Report 14 Jun 2008 12:00

Agree with you there Brummie Helen. Let us remember all those risking their lives each day and those who have lost theirs in action.


Helen1959 Report 14 Jun 2008 12:00

Christina, we are having good fun, playing.
Thanks for introducing us.


Christina Report 14 Jun 2008 11:57

agree it does make you feel proud and bring a lump to your throat
it also makes me yearn to be back in london but when i look out to the cornish countryside i get over that lol

helen glad you met my friend jean on the scrabble site

chris x

julia of sussex

julia of sussex Report 14 Jun 2008 11:53

Makes you proud to be british

know one does it quiet like us

julia x


JustJean Report 14 Jun 2008 11:35

Love it, nobody else can do it like us !!
they are so good....

Jean x