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    Quite the song Brian, rovers did it brilliantly.

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    Well that time is now fast approaching once again , so let us all remember the Special Day.

    Re my Original post #1


    We Shall Remember Them
    Lest We Forget


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    Britain pays tribute with scaled-down Remembrance Sunday service at Cenotaph in Whitehall

    The first time in the Cenotaph’s 100-year history, the traditional 11am service was closed off to members of the public.

    A limited number of dignitaries paid their respects at this year’s scaled-down Remembrance Sunday service at Whitehall.

    https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/uknew...?ocid=msedgntp

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    For 11 November 2020, an Armistice Day like no other, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is urging the public to join with them in paying tribute to the 1.7 million Commonwealth war dead, through a unique act of remembrance.

    Through a virtual experience on the CWGC website, making use of the Commission’s existing extensive records and search facility, the public will be able to name stars after one of the 1.7 million Commonwealth war dead in CWGC’s care. The CWGC is then encouraging everyone to take a moment at 7pm on 11 November 2020 to step outside their homes, look at the stars and remember the fallen.

    Step outside and join us in looking up to the night sky as we ask you to name a star to help us ensure the names of the 1.7 million Commonwealth war dead under our care Shine On.

    https://www.cwgc.org/our-work/news/c...like-no-other/

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    Two Birds With One Stone... Remembrance Day Service,
    RAAFA Meadow Springs
    Wednesday 11th. November 2020
    Please be Seated by 1045 hrs.
    Please Observe Social Distancing

    The Social Distancing being half a fathom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fouro View Post
    The Dunkirk Evacuation.

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    We will remember them,
    Lest We Forget.
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    Lest We Forget

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    On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme.

    None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why.

    The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. Once there, the bodies were draped with the union flag.

    Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and a Colonel Gell selected one body at random. The other three were reburied.

    A French Honour Guard was selected and stood by the coffin of the chosen soldier overnight.

    On the morning of the 8th November, a specially designed coffin made of oak from the grounds of Hampton Court arrived and the Unknown Warrior was placed inside.

    On top was placed a crusaders sword and a shield on which was inscribed:
    "A British Warrior who fell in the GREAT WAR 1914-1918 for King and Country".

    On the 9th of November, the Unknown Warrior was taken by horse-drawn carriage through Guards of Honour and the sound of tolling bells and bugle calls to the quayside.

    There, he was saluted by Marechal Foche and loaded onto HMS Vernon bound for Dover. The coffin stood on the deck covered in wreaths, surrounded by the French Honour Guard.

    Upon arrival at Dover, the Unknown Warrior was met with a nineteen gun salute - something that was normally only reserved for Field Marshals.

    A special train had been arranged and he was then conveyed to Victoria Station, London. He remained there overnight, and, on the morning of the 11th of November, he was finally taken to Westminster Abbey.

    The idea of the unknown warrior was thought of by a Padre called David Railton who had served on the front line during the Great War the union flag he had used as an altar cloth whilst at the front, was the one that had been draped over the coffin.

    It was his intention that all of the relatives of the 517,773 combatants whose bodies had not been identified could believe that the Unknown Warrior could very well be their lost husband, father, brother or son...

    THIS is the reason we wear poppies.

    We do not glorify war.

    We remember - with humility - the great and the ultimate sacrifices that were made, not just in this war, but in every war and conflict where our service personnel have fought - to ensure the liberty and freedoms that we now take for granted.

    Every year, on the 11th of November, we remember the Unknown Warrior.


    At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
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    Never knew that about Hampton Court John. Although had an Uncle in Law who worked there and Aunt, and a female Cousin who was the first female sergeant and then Inspector of the MOD police there. Perhaps they didnt know the history of the coffin. Although the Uncle in Law was a survivor from the beaches of Dunkirk. So would imagine he knew the history but never mentioned it in front of me. Cheers JS
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    A hundred years on, the dead soldier continues to be honoured, by the public and royalty alike.

    What's more, the symbolism of the act has been mirrored by many other countries around the world. Iraq, the United States, Germany, Lithuania and Poland are just some of those which have created their own memorials.

    On 17 October 1921, Britain's unknown soldier was given the US Medal of Honor, America's highest award for bravery, which hangs on a pillar near his grave. On 11 November 1921, the US unknown soldier was reciprocally awarded the Victoria Cross.

    And the commemorations have continued - Australia's unknown soldier was buried at Canberra in 1993 and a Canadian equivalent interred in Ottawa in 2000. Sixteen years ago, New Zealand exhumed remains from the Somme in France and buried its own unknown warrior.

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    Story of Unknown Warriors Coffin.
    Click html below.

    https://nafd.org.uk/2019/11/07/the-s...rriors-coffin/

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