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frior-one
11-08-2007, 01:57 AM
As we approach the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, please support the Royal British Legion in their work helping veterans of all conflicts, both historic and modern.

You can download Poppy wallpaper to your mobile phone. Text 'Poppy' to 85552 and donate £1.50 to the Poppy Appeal. Suitable for WAP phones only.

"...We will remember them"

frior-one
11-08-2007, 01:57 AM
As we approach the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, please support the Royal British Legion in their work helping veterans of all conflicts, both historic and modern.

You can download Poppy wallpaper to your mobile phone. Text 'Poppy' to 85552 and donate £1.50 to the Poppy Appeal. Suitable for WAP phones only.

"...We will remember them"

trumper
11-08-2007, 03:24 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif In which ever way you donate is good,also make time to REMEMBER THEM on the 11th November at 11-00.

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For the Fallen - Laurence Binyon



For The Fallen
With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of her spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.

Solemn the drums thrill; Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres,
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years contemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

They mingle not with their laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England's foam.

But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;

As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain;
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.
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http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Remembrance.html

ytareh
11-08-2007, 12:47 PM
And how about supporting the autobiography of a RAF Wellington pilot who sadly passed away in the last 6 months or so.....?My favourite book of the year and a steal at GB£6.99 plus postage I think ....

Details -and excerpt at

http://www.aloneifly.com

It would be a fitting tribute to his memory .As far as I know the book was self financed by the late author and his Son In Law assisted with sales enquiries/shipping and publicity including posting on these boards every month or so.Im sure if they could have gotten a major publisher the book would have been a bestseller-the last I heard sales were slow which is disappointing .The book despite(or maybe because of) being a small scale publication is beautifully presented with a top quality cover .While being of great interest to the military aviation enthusiast there are also good sections on survival alone in the desert, ground controller duties in wartime and even a bit of romance .

As a non UK citizen(Ronnie posts worldwide quickly at very reasonable rates) I loved this ...it really should be a must have for every british community member this Memorial Week.

Rattler68
11-08-2007, 01:20 PM
Encourage the young to get involved! They are the future of Remembrance Day.

Help them read about the heroes....

http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=histo...r/citations/mynarski (http://www.vac-acc.gc.ca/remembers/sub.cfm?source=history/secondwar/citations/mynarski)

MB_Avro_UK
11-08-2007, 02:42 PM
Hi all,

From memory, about 18,000 British servicemen have been killed between 1945 and today.

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.