Cenotaph - Live coverage on BBC1 Now

#41
Must have missed the dust whilst cleaning the house
 
#43
Room certainly did get a bit dusty watching the gentlemen lay the wreaths. The dignity radiating from each of them was unbelievable, there's not really words for it.
 
#45
As I watched Harry, I thought of this and commend it to those with access;

post by Banjotrooper on Sunday Nov 9.

Linky (You will only be able to read this if you have access to the 3 RTR thread)


Apologies Switches, it just seems 'right'.
 
#46
Dunservin said:
TheBigUn said:
I think it is poignant that there is one remaining veteran of WWI from each of the three services.

Respect.
And a recently decorated Royal Marine, Soldier and RAF officer escorting them with obvious care and respect.
Wasn't the soldier Beharry VC?

I was in Trafalgar Square this morning. A passing grain of dust caught my eye as ole Rolf sang 2 Little Boys. But I had a full on blub like a wean when the 3 gentlemen laid their wreaths.
God bless em all :salut:
 
#49
Felt an enormous sense of pride and respect watching them 3 proud old boys this morning. Bit of dirt must of blew into my eye or something, could of even been some dust!

See cyclops was there, looking uncomfortable again as he did on saturday night at the remembrance sevice on the TV.
 
#50
Glesga_short_bloke said:
Dunservin said:
TheBigUn said:
I think it is poignant that there is one remaining veteran of WWI from each of the three services.

Respect.
And a recently decorated Royal Marine, Soldier and RAF officer escorting them with obvious care and respect.
Wasn't the soldier Beharry VC?:
The escorts were:

Marine Mkhuseli Jones, who holds the Military Cross; Lance Corporal Johnson Beharry, who has the Victoria Cross; and Flight Lieutenant Michelle Goodman, a holder of the Distinguished Flying Cross.

The combination of these three with the three veterans was wonderful. Mind you, DFC or no DFC, Henry Allingham wasn't taking any nonsense from anyone.

One of the most touching remembrance ceremonies I have ever watched.
 
#51
I would like to say, that I thought it was very kind of L/Cpl Behary to put his hand on the old fella's shoulder, as he saluted the Cenotaph, so that he was saluting for them both. A simple but very thoughtful gesture.
 
#52
easesprings said:
oh buggrit!
must have caught some preggers hormones off the wife
or its damn dusty in here

watching that makes up for the inconsiderate twunts in my office who continued to chat throughout the 2 minute silence

humbling, truly humbling
 
#53
I was at the Cenotaph, watching these three gentlemen laying their wreaths and Flt Lt Goodman negotiating with Mr Allingham to get the wreath laid; it looked like Mr Allingham was trying to get out of his chair to lay it himself, or was holding on to it until the end of the two minute silence.

As many have noted, I too noted a significant amount of dust in Whitehall this morning. Who'd have thought it?
 
#54
I was at the Cenotaph. The crowd was so deep I couldn't see anything of the service, but it didn't matter. Just being present was so moving.

Being a girl I can get away with admitting to having been moved. I did notice how many of the gentlemen present were affected by dust in the atmosphere.

I am glad to have been there. I doubt we will be able to share the experience of Remembrance with those three gentlemen next year.... though I hope and pray that we do.
 
#55
I'm so glad that I made it down to the Cenotaph for this. Yes, I could have stayed yhome and watched it on tv but I felt that I had to be there. Saw it on the big screens that were up as I arrived too late to get anywhere close to the front. I'll be having a drink for the 3 gentlemen (and everyone else that has ever taken the Queen's shilling) tonight in my TA bar. :salut:
 
#56
bobthedog said:
Rigpig "Did any body else think that the French event at Verdun, shown on BBC 1 before the Cenotaph was a very political event, the EU flag was there and the French president was all smiles and warm handshakes with the EU cronies."

The French Tricolour flies prominently at all French war memorials, and if the EU provides one benefit (the only one to my mind as far as UK is concerned) it has been during the EU or common market time that the longest period of peace in mainland Europe has existed.

Personally I believe there is nothing wrong with the National Flag flying prominently over a war cemetary, its only our PC brigade who wish to consign the Union Flag to the flag locker and not to be flown proudly over our land. Its one of the things I admire the French for - at least they as a nation and as a whole are fiercely proud of their country, and their politicians fight to retain their nation status as a sovereign nation, unlike those who are in charge of our country now.

I did not comment on the French Tricolor. It should be flown at their memorials and they have as much right to be proud of their flag as we have of ours. What I meant was the wreath laying was over very quickly and then lots of smiles and and hand waving to all the press. All sorts of EU politicians just seeme to be loitering for the cameras and I didnt see them lay wreaths.
I only saw the wreath laying with Charles followed by Sarkozy with some children and then all the publicity smiles and handshakes for the camera. which looked like an EU photo shoot, which is why I said it seemed to lack dignity.

RP
 
#57
Sky plussed it this morning and just had the honour of watching it. What a fantastic, humbling occasion. The combination of the 3 WW1 veterans with the much junior "veterans" was inspiring.
Hats off to everyone involved, but especially to Mssrs Allingham, Patch and Stone. :salut:

I am also very impressed with the stories from posters at schools - it is great to know this issue is high on the agenda at some of our educational establishments - "We will remember them".

ABeumont - just to let you know I have finally deferred and left the "old fart" avatar for your exclusive use! :wink:
 
#58
brummieboy1 said:
I would like to say, that I thought it was very kind of L/Cpl Behary to put his hand on the old fella's shoulder, as he saluted the Cenotaph, so that he was saluting for them both. A simple but very thoughtful gesture.
That would have been Marine Jones MC then... He was wearing the white gloves...

(I was "line of sight")
 
#59
Just caught it on BBC news and must say the 3 min clip brought tears to my eyes.

Now want to see it even more on the sky player.

Well done those gents
 
#60
Petriburg said:
brummieboy1 said:
I would like to say, that I thought it was very kind of L/Cpl Behary to put his hand on the old fella's shoulder, as he saluted the Cenotaph, so that he was saluting for them both. A simple but very thoughtful gesture.
That would have been Marine Jones MC then... He was wearing the white gloves...

(I was "line of sight")
You are quite correct of course, my apologies to Marine Jones. Its me age you know.
 
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