Durham is to be the only city across the UK to feature French sailors in what will be its biggest Remembrance Day event for years. The city will welcome the ship's company of the French Navy boat the Pluvier for Sunday's service and parade, which will mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.The French Consul for the North of England, Monsieur Eric Donjon, said: "I am delighted that our French Navy is being a part of this great occasion in Durham City."As our two nations marched to war together in 1914 and 1939, so we march again, to pay our respects to the fallen and mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War."The parade will also feature the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Dragoon Guards, troopers from the Household Cavalry, members of the Royal Gurkha Rifles and local regiment the Rifles.They will be joined by other units from the Army, servicemen and women from the RAF and others from the services community.The Band and Bugles of the Durham Army Cadet … [Read more...] about City ready to hosts Remembrance Day parade as event continues to grow
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AS we approach Remembrance Day 2018, the country is preparing to remember those who gave their lives in war. Here's a selection of poems and quotes perfect for the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. Poems The Soldier - Rupert Brooke If I should die, think only this of me: That there’s some corner of a foreign field That is for ever England. There shall be In that rich earth a richer dust concealed; A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware, Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam, A body of England’s, breathing English air, Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home. And think, this heart, all evil shed away, A pulse in the eternal mind, no less Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given; Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day; And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness, In hearts at peace, under an English heaven. In Flanders Fields - John McRae In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018 – what are the best poems and quotes for Armistice Day?
To mark the centenary of Armistice Day and the end of the First World War, the Observer has compiled a list of names of those servicemen from the Bognor Regis area who lost their lives during the Great War. The names were provided by the www.roll-of-honour.com website. 1914AGER, Corporal Walter Thomas; BAKER, Company Sergeant Major Reginald John; BARRETT, Corporal Frank Alfred; BONIFACE, Stoker C L; CUSTANCE, Surgeon Gustavus William Musgrove; FREEMAN, Able Seaman Albert John; GATEHOUSE, Captain Richard Francis; HAMMOND, Rifleman Albert Henry; IDE, Private Jesse; KEATES, Private Ernest; MILLS, Sergeant Jesse; RICHARDSON, Private Frederick J; ROBERTS, Steward George Henry; ROGERS, Stoker 1st Class Albert Samuel; SAIGMAN, Able Seaman Jack J; SANDYS, Captain Mervyn Keats; SWAIN, Rifleman Alfred George; WOODLAND, Able Seaman Frederick William; YEATMAN, Private Albert Thomas1915ARBEN, Private Walter E; BARRON, Lance Corporal Harry; BAXTER, Guardsman William Charles; BEAL, Fleet Paymaster … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018: Honouring the World War One fallen from Bognor Regis 100 years after Armistice Day
Unionists slam Sinn Fein Remembrance Day snub BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Unionists have hit out at Sinn Fein's decision not to have its mayors attend Remembrance Sunday events across Northern Ireland. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/unionists-slam-sinn-fein-remembrance-day-snub-37504608.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37504986.ece/1dc29/AUTOCROP/h342/eneurship_Week_2018.jpg Email Unionists have hit out at Sinn Fein's decision not to have its mayors attend Remembrance Sunday events across Northern Ireland. A party spokesman said its representatives wanted to avoid standing alongside uniformed members of the Armed Forces and would not take part in events which "celebrate or attempt to legitimise British imperialism". Sinn Fein mayors, including Belfast's Deirdre Hargey, will also not be laying wreaths in individual one-off ceremonies before the events begin. In previous years Sinn Fein mayors in Belfast such as Mairtin O Muilleoir took … [Read more...] about Unionists slam Sinn Fein Remembrance Day snub
PUBLISHED: 17:24 30 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:26 30 October 2018 Sheringham Brownines at the town's Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Archant From concerts and art exhibitions, to parades and history projects, towns and villages across north Norfolk are preparing to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War with a host of events. Here is a round-up of Remembrance Day services and centenary events in the area. Sheringham Brownines at the town's Remembrance Day service. Photo: KAREN BETHELLAylshamHolt Remembrance Day parade. Photo: RODNEY SMITHA parade will form up on Sunday, November 11, at Cawston Road drill hall at 1.50pm, marching off for a service and wreath-laying ceremony at St Michael’s Church at 2pm.Holt Remembrance Day service. Photo: RODNEY SMITHBeeston Regis Remembrance Sunday service at Sheringham. Photo: KAREN BETHELLAt Beeston Regis, the parish council has delivered a free commemorative booklet to all households.Standard … [Read more...] about Remembrance Day 2018: Armistice Day events in North Norfolk