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2023 remembrance Sunday

Tin basher

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On the remembrance Sunday what are the great and the good of the goat doing different to a normal Sunday, if anything?

Old TB will be off to the remembrance event at Cosford Museum this morning with an ex-Army buddy of mine and maybe a glass could be raised this evening to those I have reason to remember.
 

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Last year I marched at the Cenotaph in London with my Harrier Mafia but the the application for this year didn't make it into the RBL in time, so next year we'll be back.

However, instead we (family) flew north to celebrate someone leaving the RAF and their 40th at the same time so met up with a few ex-colleagues from other platforms / stations, reminiscing as appropriate.
 

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I used to go to the Service in Woodhall Spa every year, but numbers are dwindling :(

Went to the one at my Unit on Friday - quite poignant. Had the military wives choir and a decent service - although not the best turn out here too.
 

Tin basher

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Had the military wives choir and a decent service
Similar at Cosford the whole event was as well run as ever not to much "god bothering" and some nice words, a small amount of grit in the air for my old Army buddy. Hope the young lad who had to take the knee on the parade is OK, good work from the rock SNCO to move him out to a rest room with minimum fuss.
 
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Good turnout at our local war memorial, as usual the Lord lieutenant, MP and Mayor were there along with the local TA unit and a regular RA battery to fire for the start and finish of the 2 minutes. Most of the local youth organizations were represented too.
 

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MWD and family will be at the Stamford event - setting off at 1015 for a 20 minute stroll into town.
I drove past there just prior to the remembrance event...and caught a glimpse of that enigmatic Harrier aka "Christine". I mumbled a sort of Shamanic protection chant to ward her spirit away

I hope it worked and my spotting of her through my unprotected eyes didn't lead to any disruption.
 

Spearmint

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I drove past there just prior to the remembrance event...and caught a glimpse of that enigmatic Harrier aka "Christine". I mumbled a sort of Shamanic protection chant to ward her spirit away

I hope it worked and my spotting of her through my unprotected eyes didn't lead to any disruption.

Now you've done it.....by calling 'She who should not be named' by her proper title, someone in the area needs to sacrifice a bus full of paraplegic orphans, nuns or a warehouse full of puppies.
 

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Now you've done it.....by calling 'She who should not be named' by her proper title, someone in the area needs to sacrifice a bus full of paraplegic orphans, nuns or a warehouse full of puppies.


I'm so sorry! I tried to keep my eyes closed but "she" just dragged me in
 

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Had our parade in Stockton. At the most we had 6 RAF vets on duty but only me on parade marching, the rest are well past their marching days. As I am RBL the Parade Marshall (ex Para Shouty man) insists I march all the pongos about, I bet there is some mumbling under their breaths.
 

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My ex-RAF mate and me attended the RBL Remembrance service at Oosterbeek war cemetery. It was a dignified, quite well attended service with a total of nineteen wreaths laid. There was a good mix of Dutch, British, old, young, military and civilians. Perhaps not so suprising because Market Garden is widely commemorated in the area.
 
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