Poppies For Remembrance Day

Started by: TerryW (4282)

Don't forget to buy one and wear it with pride, we have a lot to be grateful for.

Started: 5th Nov 2019 at 15:26

Posted by: aussie94 (2346)

Terry W I agrre with you , total support . I will be at my local RSL Club on the 11 for the service. Lest We Forget.

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 10:02
Last edited by aussie94: 6th Nov 2019 at 10:03:44

Posted by: Bradshaws Girl (83)

Well said that man.
We must never forget.

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 10:38

Posted by: tomplum (6264) 

abso bloody lutly, I keep a 'trench art' lighter in my pocket most of the time, I don't smoke but every time I touch it, It put me in mind of some Tommy in a trench in WW1, they made these from used shells to past the time,

if only this could speak

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 10:50

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

If anyone needs to be reminded to wear one they should be ashamed of themselves.

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 10:53

Posted by: stars (420) 

As I put on another site on 11/11 at 9-00 on bbc1 a program called Grandads war, it’s about the Italian campaign, I will be watching with interest my dad fought in that campaign with the eighth army. It bills it to explore a brutal and often overlook chapter of World War Two,

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 11:06

Posted by: chatty (7589) 

There's a bloke being called a 'tosser' for wearing one on another thread.

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 11:10

Posted by: orrellite (2350)

Stars, my late wife's father was killed there, Monte Cassino, in January 1944. We visited a few times to his plot in the cemetery a father she never saw or knew as she was just 14mnths old when word came.
I hope the programme can lay the myth that those involved in that campaign were the ' D day dodgers'

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 11:16

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

Good point, chatty

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 11:16

Posted by: stars (420) 

Orrellite that’s so sad, I was lucky my dad did come home in 1946, I was 4 years old but he never talked about it, it will be interesting to watch what them brave men had the go through

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 11:26

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

Replied: 6th Nov 2019 at 13:44

Posted by: TerryW (4282)

Not a good day for selling poppies today unless you get an inside area.

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 13:42

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

hopefully doing the m60 ring of red ride this sunday..

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 14:04

Posted by: TerryW (4282)

Good on ya, LG. You got some red clobber?

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 14:39

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 16:31

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

difference is i know i'm a clown..

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 17:33

Posted by: lectriclegs (3900)

Can't say fairer than that LG.

Replied: 7th Nov 2019 at 17:38

Posted by: Zanzibar Spangles (3914)

Chatty, brush.
Please have some respect, this thread is about commemorating the sacrifice made on our behalf by brave men and women.
Post it on the relevent thread

Replied: 8th Nov 2019 at 10:20

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

I always show respect, that's why I always wear a poppy

Anything to say about leccymac post?

Replied: 8th Nov 2019 at 10:45

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Replied: 8th Nov 2019 at 11:44

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

Didn't think so

Replied: 8th Nov 2019 at 11:46

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Replied: 9th Nov 2019 at 12:35

Posted by: tomplum (6264) 

showing on BBCiplayer, Our Great War, a series of programs made from letters and information from soldiers who were actually there, In my opinion a well made program made from facts and not a hollywood type glorifying War,

Our Great War

Replied: 9th Nov 2019 at 20:32

Posted by: TerryW (4282)

Thanks Tomplum. I will take a look later.

Replied: 9th Nov 2019 at 20:49

Posted by: tomplum (6264) 

you will enjoy it Terry, I know you will, its 3 stories taken from soldiers who were in the war at the time, From diary's they kept and letters they wrote home and from interviews later in life, backed up from facts known about the battles, losses and gains,

Replied: 9th Nov 2019 at 22:59

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

good turnout today bloody freezin coming home tho feet like blocks of ice..

Replied: 10th Nov 2019 at 20:05

Posted by: TerryW (4282)

Well done, LG and well done to everyone who paid their respects yesterday and today who stood for a minutes silence this morning

Replied: 11th Nov 2019 at 13:34

Posted by: laughing gravy (5995)

Replied: 11th Nov 2019 at 13:50

Posted by: mrs m (239)

TerryW, I hope you don't mind, but I "borrowed" your poppy picture and posted it on one of my FB pages. My area has a poppy reserve (if you Google Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve you can see the millions we get each year) I thought your picture appropriate to honor all veterans, past and present, wherever they may be.

Replied: 11th Nov 2019 at 23:20

Posted by: TerryW (4282)

Don't mind at all Mrs M, you are more than welcome.

Replied: 12th Nov 2019 at 15:24

Posted by: basil brush (13940)

You can get them off the internet.

LG did you go to the M60 one?

Replied: 14th Nov 2019 at 19:12


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