Recall a thread about the UK establishing a protocol for the last WWI Tommy and I recall a move by the Blair govt. to actually do something .. Of interest to me now as big push from certain quarters [ finally !!] in Canada to do the same.. We're down to three Vets of the great War 2 at 106 and 1 at 105 years young.. Dominion Institute has an online petition deamnding Canuck Government step up and put in place procedures for a State Funeral for the last Tommy as a a way of honouring all who served back then and the passing of an era After these guys go there will be no first hand experience of a war that ' forged a nation' ,as they say in Canajan history books[ those that anyone bothers to read that is ], and all we'll be left with is second hand accounts and ' histories' over analysed and dissected by academics to keep the knowledge alive.. Aussies had a big state occasion for their last Gallipoli veteran..seems we should, at least, be able to do something similar. so, what did the Mother Couintry decide to do for her WW1 lads??