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Remember the War

“Many people laid down their lives in that terrible conflict. They fought so we could live in peace, at home and abroad. They died so we could live as free people in a world of free nations. They risked all … Continue reading

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Armistice Day 11/11/2016

Shortly after October ends we enter the period where we remember “The Fallen”. That encompasses mostly those who lost their lives during the First and Second World Wars, as well as conflicts that may have affected your own country or … Continue reading

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Terrorism and the results thereof

I have been watching the recent developments in France with dismay. Make no mistake, I abhor the loss of innocent lives and I am in favour of using the maximum force to eradicate those who perpetrate it.   However, things … Continue reading

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I wear a Poppy To Remember….

I wear a Poppy To Remember…. my Father: a signalman; who was captured in North Africa during World War 2 my Grandfather, a rifleman, who was wounded in Delville Wood my Uncle: an air mechanic, who died in Egypt during … Continue reading

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The National Memorial Arboretum

This morning, while on our way to the Tramway Museum we paused briefly at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, near Lichfield. It was more of a reconnaissance as opposed to a dedicated visit, and I was forced to use … Continue reading

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