Remembrance Day

Discussion in 'World War 2' started by spidge, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    What will you be doing on Remembrance Day?

    In Australia it is celebrated on the 11/11 with one minutes silence.
  2. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    I'll spend a minute silence at 11 am either with a radio or TV for setting the scene and for the bugle call.
    It's been quite some time since i was in the CBD (the inner city 'central business district' ) on Remembrance day.
    They used to have Police on traffic duty at each of the bigger intersections who stopped all the traffic just before 11am and a bugle call would be sounded through loud speakers throughout he entire inner city of Melbourne. I do not know if this still happens if not then I feel it should be.
  3. John

    John Active Member

    Lest we forget
  4. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi Spidge,
    I will, as I have done every year except one, be at our local remembrance day parade, sadly no longer in uniform.
    However there will be others there whom I have greeted over the years, which will give me a warm feeling.
    I once many years ago had the priviledge of taking the parade in Manchester, the one and only time I have given
    the additional command " Rolls by the centre, quick march. " again pleasant to remember.
    With our continuing list of conflicts, the parades of remembrance will continue forever, expressing our sadness and gratitude.
    I will always remember.

    Keith DCXIV
  5. John

    John Active Member

    Hi Keith,
    That is one command I have never heard before - " Rolls by the centre, quick march "
  6. Tonym

    Tonym New Member

    Hello Geoff

    Haven't been on this forum for a couple of days so just seen your thread.

    Due my war service disability my mobility is now restricted so I was at home and in fact upgrading the records of some of my unfortunate ladies and as my wife is no longer with us it was just me and my two tibbies so it was very silent, being aware of the occasion my thoughts were with them all and my uncle who died at Monte Cassino with the 2nd Camerons.

  7. Keith

    Keith New Member

    Hi John,
    The command is used only when a Regimental Band is leading
    It is not used very often.
    The full command if I remember correctly was.
    Parade, Attention.
    Parade will move to to the right.( no designated number of files )
    Parade, Right, turn.
    Rolls, by the centre, quick march.

    Then oft you jolly well go.
    :director: :band1:
    Keith DCXV
  8. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    sniper and I observed the silence, being on a week off work together. started the 2 minutes by the sound of a gun going off at Foxhall Barracks, then heard a bugle ending the 2 minutes. Quite something to hear.
  9. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 New Member

    I was at a memorial service in Mepal near Ely. There was a service for 75 Sqn then we processed down to the WW1 memorial then a service in a local chapel. Followed by a trip to the 75,115 & 195 Sqn museum at Witchford to see Barry and his wife... Good day and thank goodness no rain till we were in the chapel.

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