Remembrance Sunday where were you?

Just come back from Eastbournes Rememberance Parade, really good turn out this yr, good to see lots of youngsters there, and the rain held off as well

The first year I have missed my local one for ages, managed to bunk off work for an hour and attended the one in Swindon, very good turnout, 2 bands, loads of cadets and bucket loads of rain!


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Great turnout in Stourbridge. Plenty of youngsters,even the tracksuit wearing chavs managed to poppy up and attend. Did give me a glimmer of hope. Only marred by some posh boot old enough to know better who thought it was appropriate to hold a long loud mobile phone conversation during the wreath laying.
Lowestoft, a nice turnout on the seafront, weather fine :) .

Just finished watching the Cenotaph live. 11 Nov is a public holiday here in France and I will be attending the RBL service in Notre Dame de Paris as usual along with a couple of arrsers who are kindly coming to help out.

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Just back from Denny & Dunipace. Lots of bling on show but a good turn out from the community and some Ancien Combattants marching with the British vets.

Cup of tea in the Church Hall almost bad enough to have come from compo.
Sheffield War Memorial. Lashed down with rain, but a decent turnout. Plenty of gongs old and young. Everyone on the look out for students.
Just come back from Broak Barracks in Reading where me and another Ex Guardsman attended on behalf of the local Prison. Good turn out to be fair.
Great turnout at Tynecastle stadium in Edinburgh , a few fair number of young people

Could have done without the bible bashing from the Salvation Army Major and it seemed that he and the young woman sitting beside me were the only ones singing , but I only attended to remember Britain's war dead - not to get religion stuffed down my throat
Watched the one from Camp Bastion this morning on TV. Then went and took part in service at Loftus, North Yorks. Ist parade in the Britannia pub. Really good turn out and a bi-plane that dropped poppies. The rain managed to stay away.
I had to watch the coverage on the BBC this morning as I'm in the middle of unpacking after moving house
Was on the tip of the crane boom with the crane op checking the sheives. Weather out here is clear and sunny with no wind at all.

We missed the 2minutes silence. This was because apparently the control room were going to tannoy it, which they didn't! So nobody on the rig did 2 minutes silence.

Asked why they didnt bother, and apparently they are only doing it on wednesday. Wouldn't of hurt to do one today aswell though.
just got back from paying my respects at the worlds Northernmost Commonwealth war cemetery here in Tromsø, North Norway.
What was really good to see was about half a dozen expats there too, one with kids in tow. Here the tradition is to place candles on the memorial.

Very nice, next year we'll try and make it more formal, get the flags up as there are two flag poles there, and do the old gongs and beret bit. There's at least 3 of us up here that are ex-services, myself and a couple of ex booties so i won't look like the odd man out if it's just me.
Son and I attended the service at Cannington War Memorial,good turn-out and no rain.
Linlithgow, near Edinburgh. Big turnout.

What struck me was the efforts of the schools and even nurseries who laid wreaths.

The minister read out some names from WWs 1 and 2 and the five who were killed last week, in that shocking single incident.

Hymn number 709 with the instruction "right hand rhythmically" above the music....I understand it's bad form to laugh in church and this sort of material should not be allowed near a military or ex-military congregation!

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