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    Radon
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    It was a very humbling occasion watching the service for the killed and injured at Ver-sur-Mer on what was Gold Beach on D-Day. To see these elderly men who in their prime didn’t expect to see their next birthday and now mid-nineties honouring their fallen comrades with quiet dignity was very moving.

    Thank you all  from myself and all my family.

    Radon

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    Pete James
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    Yep, thanks to you all who gave your lives for my freedom.

    I thought HM was superb yesterday, i’m not a big royalist but well done maam.

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    Jazzy
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    Just finished watching the ceremony on tv – very moving. One veteran gave stood up to give his account to the audience, no script or auto cue, just from memory and the heart….

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    Gleaner
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    Thinking of my Great Uncle who fell near Brouay 75 years ago tomorrow aged just 23 and is buried at the Brouay War Cemetary located between Caen and Bayeux.  Many many thanks of gratitude from your grand nephew. You will forever be in my heart. :rose:

    He left behind a daughter called Jennifer who he never met :cry:

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    Fruitcake
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    Always a very moving ceremony but seemed particularly so this year and I agree with you Pete about HRH. I think this tribute posted on Facebook says it all really,

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    Dom
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    These poppies opened up yesterday. The iconic colouring associated with WWI &WWII. Unfortunately the non stop strong winds have all but blown them to pieces already. Took this closeup to share on here used a quick shutter speed to stop blurring.

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    Fruitcake
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    How lovely Dom!

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    I have just been sent the first image I have ever seen of my great uncle who died during the D-day landings. :cry:

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    Dom
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    Watching “The Longest Day”  because stuck indoors due to torrential rain and very strong winds.

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