Remembrance Day 2012 - Where will you be?

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  1. Just wondering where everyone plans to be tomorrow at the appointed hour?

    In recent times I've not bothered going to back my home town even though it's only a few miles away. However, this year I'll be there. I was doing some research into my family tree recently and found that my great-grandfather's name is on the local war memorial. I feel a bit ashamed that no-one in my family realised even though we must have been there on Remembrance Day so many times. I'm going to have a little glass of Port and next year I'm planning to visit his grave at Grove Town Cemetery in Meaulte.

    Where will you be, and is there a specific reason why you chose that place?
  2. I will be at the village war memorial with Charlie, a WW2 vet who is in his 94th year and survived Monte Casino. We will then fall out to the local working men's club where we will proceed to remember those we knew in a way they would have expected us to.
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  3. On a range converting valuable ammunition into scrap.
  4. Re - Cool.
    CQMS - Each to their own.
  5. Woking War Memorial in the town centre and taking Little Miss H_M with me - (Mrs H_M 1st has no say in this). Very good service last year - the wet weather alternative is Chertsey. Chosen because they are local and because she is a local kid, born in St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey. Plenty of men of Surrey fought in both World War and plenty more have fought since. And I will remembering five officers (four British and one American) who I served with at one point or another in time and who did not make that days' knock off parade.
  6. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

    Pontefract, medals and lots of beers
  7. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Planned for Belfast probably won't happen. Feet up with parent (must remember to turn up with drinkable coffee) watching it on telly. Then beer.
  8. Whitehall SW1
  9. History - Passing it on to the young'uns is a great idea. 'Lest we Forget'. It used to be that most of those standing there in silence had no concept of what it's like to loose a mucker, sadly now most of us do. I'll be remembering those I've served with who fell, too.
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  10. Same as, then round to the Westminster Arms for a few beers.
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  11. Cemetary at Soellingen, near the old 4(F) Wing base in southern Germany. Followed by a few beers at the golf club.
    Road trip to the RCAF Cemetery at Choloy in France the following Sunday.
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  12. Pigeon shooting or boarding out the loft. Depends on the weather really.