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Cooper Report 11 Nov 2011 12:43

I watched the old soldiers on ITV who stoodwith great difficulty for the two minutes silence with the presenters and I and cried.

Thinking of my Dad who served in WW2 and all thoses who served and still serve our country


Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 11 Nov 2011 13:27

nudging, because it's Nov 11th.


Merlin Report 11 Nov 2011 13:43

just a few of mine who are no longer with us,my Mother ,Father,Brother and an uncle. RIP. :-( Sorry about the Picture,seems the puter is throwing a wobbler. its the centre one. :-S

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Nov 2011 14:54

.. at the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.


LilyL Report 11 Nov 2011 17:24

Supreme and Proud.

This is in memory of my Father F/O J.W Lynes who was killed, on a night mission, aged 28 years (Lancaster ED 347) one month before I was born on 20th Dec 1942.

We had no common bond
Save that of youth,
No shared ambition
Except to venture and survive,
Until, aloft within that roaring fuselage,
Each dependant on the others,
We found in war's intensity
Good cause to say with pride in later years
To those who chronicled the great events,
We flew in Lancasters.

Also remembered is my mothers cousin, Capt Michael Trelease
(Recon.. Corps) who died in March 1945 of illness contracted in the Dessert of North Africa.


LilyL Report 11 Nov 2011 17:30

Also this one, for ALL service personnel past and present who have perished.

Went the day well?
We died and never knew,
But well or ill,
England we died for you.


YG Report 11 Nov 2011 18:12

My great uncle's brother, Private Clifford Lionel Holton, Reg No 2167, fourth son of Benjamin Holton of Richmond, Victoria, Australia, killed in action at Gallipoli, August 13, 1915, in his 20th year. Embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25 June 1915, died 13th August 1915, aged 19 years. Buried at Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli.

Also his brother, Joseph Herbert Oliver Holton, my great uncle, who served, but survived the war.

Remembering you now and always together with all the heroes, including the injured who had to endure lasting memories that we cannot begin to comprehend.

Heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you.


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 11 Nov 2011 19:11

Lest we forget........

The senseless slaughter of a generation of men, ordered by inept Generals from the safety of the Rear.

The lives of innocent civilians destroyed and torn apart in conflicts across the world, in which they had no say.

The mental and physical suffering of those who survived the conflicts.

Suffering has no national boundaries. May we learn the lessons of the past, and refuse to be led by gung-ho politicians who will not have to face the 'enemy' bullet.

Lest we forget.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 11 Nov 2011 22:13

This Armistice Day will be the first without World War One combat veterans. The Imperial War Museum is among those helping to keep their memories alive with the launch of a project based on the era.

Earlier this year, World War I passed from living memory into the pages of history.

British-born Claude Choules, known to his comrades as Chuckles, died in his sleep aged 110 in his adopted city of Perth, Australia.
He was the world's last-known combat veteran of the Great War.

In the UK, Remembrance Sunday has already changed. When the great and the good lay wreaths at the Cenotaph in London they no longer do so under the eyes of WWI veterans.

Bill Stone, Henry Allingham and Harry Patch - the last living veterans in the UK - all died in the same year, 2009.

This Armistice Day, the Imperial War Museum is hoping to keep alive their memories - and those of millions more who fought in WWI - by publishing 100 portraits of people who served in the war.

It will continue to publish additional portraits every weekday until August 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war.

Nigel Steel, historian at the Imperial War Museum says the project - called Faces of the First World War - will help reconnect people with the 1914-18 generation.
"The people who lived through those years are, by and large, all gone. We've moved out of the era of living memory. So we all have to work harder if we're to understand and remember events of that time," he said.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Nov 2011 08:39

"This annual Festival, held at the Royal Albert Hall, commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, and is both a moving and enjoyable evening. There is a matinee (2pm) and an evening performance - both are exactly the same except that the Royal Family attend only the evening performance.

This year's Festival will feature performances by Sir Cliff Richard, Katherine Jenkins, Joe McElderry, Alfie Boe and a choir composed of military wives with husbands on active service in Afghanistan.

Tickets are sold out but the Festival of Remembrance will be broadcast on BBC One Television from 9.15pm to 10.50pm on the evening of the performance. Please check your local guides for details.

A special video or DVD of the Festival of Remembrance is available soon after the event from the Legion's Poppy Shop -"

Karen in the desert

Karen in the desert Report 12 Nov 2011 09:39

My thanks to GR for pinning this on top of the page.


Barbra Report 12 Nov 2011 23:10

I have watched The festival,
It brings home the loss & Tragic events of war .
The ladies Choir .Alfie Boe.Joe McElderry .The music was
A fitting tribute .
God Bless each & everyone who have lost there lives x
Pray for those injured & help the familys to face the future with courage & Dignity
We will remember them

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 12 Nov 2011 23:17

Rudyard Kipling devised the inscriptions
“”Their Name Liveth For Evermore”
“Known unto God”,
for memorial stones and for the graves of those soldiers whose bodies could not be identified.

Ecclesiasticus 44:14, "Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore."

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Nov 2011 09:02

Lest we forget ...

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 13 Nov 2011 09:11

Arthur Moores
19 September 1916, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, 5th Battalion, killed in action, Western European Theatre of war.

Herbert Page
AB, Royal Navy, 5 June 1916, HMS Hampshire.

Percival Welsman
Air Mechanic 2nd Class, RAF, 24 September 1918 aircraft crash.

~flying doctor~

~flying doctor~ Report 13 Nov 2011 12:46

I have been watching the Rememberance Day programme on the television. Thank you to all who served, who lived and died for their country, who came home with horrific injuries. These people gave their lives for me when I was a young child and are continuing to do so now I am in old age. I was lucky, my father came home, 14718241 was in Italy 1943-1945. I retraced his steps and called in at Monte Casino Cemetary. I cried and cried. All those men and boys. We must never forget and more than that we must learn that there are no winners in war. Elaine. :-(


philmoir Advisor Report 19 Nov 2011 09:01

The thread previously at (link not active anymore) has been merged into this thread at the owners request as it covered Remembrance Day too.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Oct 2012 16:42

R.I.P. William Walker, pilot from the Battle of Britain, who died recently.


SpanishEyes Report 24 Oct 2012 18:59

My husband is so very proud. He has been asked by the Gentleman who usually leads Rememberance Day here in Peniscola Spain to take his place starting this November.
It is not often that he sheds tears but he did on this occasion. As far as I am aware neither he nor I have ever missed being at a parade or church re this very special day.
I wonder if the young men and girls serving across the world and killed or severely damaged will be respected in the same way. I pray that it is so.


Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 24 Oct 2012 20:32

A great honour and privilege for your husband, Bridget.