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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    127.3 miles from Saints

    Rememberance Sunday

    Where are your thoughts today?

    Me, A RAF mate who died at only 24, 20+ years ago, A grandfather and father both ex-mil and others are in my thoughts this day.
    Stents keeping things open 24/7

    Men have status, boys are busy updating theirs

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Near Blackpool.....
    I remember both my was a wireless operator on Lancasters, another was on board HMS Victorious in the Far East.
    Kryten Personal Black Box Recording. Time: unknown. Location: unknown. Cause of accident: unknown. Perhaps if someone finds this recording it will shed light as to what happened here. My short-term memory appears to have been erased.This I ascribe to the proximity of the magnetic coils from Starbug's rear engine. (He looks around briefly) Secondly, due to the proximity of the magnetic coils, my short-term memory appears to have been erased.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Just off the A1.
    My grandparents, and also my father-in-law, who passed away earlier this year was a Vulcan/nimrod engineer. Excellent turnout at Stamford today, including 8 veterans on motorcycles.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Somewhere between Iraq and a hard place
    I spotted a couple of people I know marching at the Cenotaph today.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    East of England
    For me it's a gunner grandfather who luckily survived WW1 despite being very close to the bloodiest sector of Day 1 of the Battle of the Somme and must have seen many horrors. It's the RM uncle who survived most of WW2, including D Day, only to be killed in an ambush in Feb '45 when part of a raiding party in the far east. It's my RM father who spent 4 years in a German POW camp in WW2 to the detriment of his physical and mental health as a consequence of atrocious diet and hard manual labour under constant threats of beatings (or worse) from the guards. Thy did what they had to do for their country; I think myself lucky that despite 23 years in uniform (more than the 3 of them put together), I never had to go through what they did.

  6. Great uncle died at thiepval world war 1
    one uncle died in the rear action outside of Dunkirk.
    other uncle dfc on spitfires

    mate killed in a rocket attack in Basra airport.

    other buddies killed in road crashes

    memorys of them always come back this time of year.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Conisbrough, South Yorkshire
    The display at Conisbrough Castle this weekend viewed from Coronation Park War Memorial.

    It's not the man in the fight - it's the fight in the man.



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