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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM
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"For Jo, Lex and all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country".
William has written this on his wreaths for several years now. He obviously think especially of his friends who made the ultimate sacrifice at this time of year.

I'm a bit surprised we didn't see Prince Harry observing Remembrance Sunday in Afghanistan. Have there been any pictures of him that I've missed?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:39 PM
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William has written this on his wreaths for several years now. He obviously think especially of his friends who made the ultimate sacrifice at this time of year.

I'm a bit surprised we didn't see Prince Harry observing Remembrance Sunday in Afghanistan. Have there been any pictures of him that I've missed?
I haven't seen anything, but I haven't seen anything of any one on deployment commemorating the event except for Saturday night on the HMS Bulwark.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:42 PM
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The BBC have mentioned this and shown coverage today. There was a service in Lasknar Gar. I can't add the the link but you read a report on the BBC website.

Harry is based at Bastion so would not have been there anyway.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:12 PM
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Yes, there was a service at Lashkar Gah, cepe, as you say. I can't imagine there wouldn't have been even a small service at Bastion given that's where the bulk of British troops are based.

Ah well, I just thought it might've been nice to see Harry marking the day with his comrades.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:22 PM
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Yes, there was a service at Lashkar Gah, cepe, as you say. I can't imagine there wouldn't have been even a small service at Bastion given that's where the bulk of British troops are based.

Ah well, I just thought it might've been nice to see Harry marking the day with his comrades.
Yes but a risk to those present. It seems to me (rightly) that info and pix on Harry are limited. He is THE target for the Taliban.

EDIT we don't really know where he is.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:33 PM
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Yes but a risk to those present. It seems to me (rightly) that info and pix on Harry are limited. He is THE target for the Taliban.

EDIT we don't really know where he is.
I would imagine too that as close to the front they are, its sort of Remembrance Day each and every time they go out on a mission. I would imagine that there was some sort of service and that it would have been quite an emotional one as it hits quite close to home.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:18 PM
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I thought I had read somewhere that the Queen Mother used to wear two poppies for her brothers as they had served in the First World War and one had died in service.

Does the Queen wear multiple poppies for certain people or do they represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland?
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:38 PM
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I would imagine too that as close to the front they are, its sort of Remembrance Day each and every time they go out on a mission. I would imagine that there was some sort of service and that it would have been quite an emotional one as it hits quite close to home.
Well said. I also think that Harry loves the part of active service that means he is just one of his company and that it is not about him, rather it is about the job. So I am not surprised we don't see coverage of him- Harry sees himself as just another pair of boots on the ground.

So as much as I want a check in from Harry - I think it great that he sees this time as all about the squad, the company, the job at hand. And HEEYAW to all those boots of our country's out there defending us!
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In Australia and New Zealand Charles and Camilla paid their respects at ceremonies - in Australia the day before Remembrance Day and in New Zealand on the day itself.

This is a day that has sort of grown down here because our main commemorations are in April on 25th April - ANZAC Day - the anniversary of the joint invasion of Turkey in 1915, along with British, Indian and French forces.

As a kid ANZAC Day was always the day and Remembrance Day didn't even rate a mention - one is a public holiday and the other isn't. My school always does an ANZAC Day ceremony but only does something for Remembrance Day when it falls on a day when we have a chapel service or on a weekend, in which case again it is the focus of the chapel service - linking service and sacrifice to Christ's service and sacrifice.
Interesting how different the traditions. In Germany after WWI a remembrance day was installed, but that was a difficult thing, as the new constitution was unclear about who could delare a public holiday - the government or each of the Federal States and the churches opposed the chosen date (in the passion time before Easter), as it conflicted with their own tradition. Of course, as soon as the Nazis took over, they installed a day to "worship war heroes" instead of remembering the victims of war.

That ended in 1945 and in 1952 the Federal republic of Germany declared the sunday two weeks before the First advent sunday to Volkstrauertag (People's mourning sunday), a day dedicated to the remembrance of all victims of all nations who died through war or terror. But as both Catholic and Protestant church have their own remembrance/mourning day in November, in (somehow typical German fashion) we're right now "flooded" with these sombre days to the effect that people are not really interested.

But there's a nice tradition of public mourning in our parliament on Volkstrauertag, an hour dedicated to the remembrance with a speech by our presendent, the attendance of the parliament, government, diplomatic corps, a common prayer and playing of the National Anthem and "Ich hatt' einen Kameraden", a song written and composed in 1825 by Ludwig Uhland and Friedrich Silcher which describes the death of a comrade in arms and that friendship and comradeship survives death and lasts till eternity.

That song is still used for military funerals. For anyone interested, here's a link to a you Tube video in honour of the German soldiers as part of the Nato troops who died in Afghanistan:
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:54 AM
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I do hope Charles will be back in attendence next year...the chap who laid (or should I say chucked) his wreath for him almost bumped into Prince Michael!

As ever, the Service was very moving and brought a lump to my throat. My brother-in-law has just returned from Afghanistan safe and well and I do wish the same for everyone else there .
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Kate Middleton et Sophie de Wessex recueillies pour le Dimanche du Souvenir 2012
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Old 11-12-2012, 01:58 PM
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I do hope Charles will be back in attendence next year...the chap who laid (or should I say chucked) his wreath for him almost bumped into Prince Michael!
Well put, Jack. I couldn't help but cringe as the wreath made such a thump when Lord Guthrie just let it go. He seemed to find the whole thing pretty awkward. I'll bet he's hoping that the PoW is back next year too .
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I think The Prince of Wales will be at the Remembrance Ceremony next year. Obviously the Diamond Jubilee Tour just clashed with this event and Charles & Camilla couldn't attend.
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Someone earlier in this thread noted that Sophie, Duchess of Wessex was wearing a Canadian poppy and wondered about that. I can only guess that it was perhaps received as a gift on the couple's Jubilee visit to Canada and had special meaning in that way.

But as an American it made me wonder what the heck the difference between the poppies was. Let me know if I have made any errors.

Officially (and yes there are variations, based on who makes them) from the vets agencies of the various counties, here is the style of the poppy:

Britain - two petals, black center and oak leaf
Canada - Four petals (often though, all one piece), black center (and for a while earlier a green center)
New Zealand - two petals, flat, black center
AU - Four petals, black center

RSL in AU, BTW has a great poppy logo -with silhouette veterans placed as stamens in the poppy. http://www.givenow.com.au/images/org/o00743-1.png

Here in the US - poppies are usually made of red crepe paper. I remember making them as an art project one year at school. We wear them on our Memorial Day, May 31, though I got a lot of LIKES on FB when I added a poppy to my avatar on FB over the weekend.
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Canada still has the green centres. I've rarely seen black ones.
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Canada still has the green centres. I've rarely seen black ones.
Here in AB (and maybe just in my area?) I've only seen the black centered ones in the last couple years.
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Canada still has the green centres. I've rarely seen black ones.
It must depend on where you get them. I got mine in Toronto and it has a black centre. I haven't seen a green centre for some years now.
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Someone earlier in this thread noted that Sophie, Duchess of Wessex was wearing a Canadian poppy and wondered about that. I can only guess that it was perhaps received as a gift on the couple's Jubilee visit to Canada and had special meaning in that way.

But as an American it made me wonder what the heck the difference between the poppies was. Let me know if I have made any errors.

Officially (and yes there are variations, based on who makes them) from the vets agencies of the various counties, here is the style of the poppy:

Britain - two petals, black center and oak leaf
Canada - Four petals (often though, all one piece), black center (and for a while earlier a green center)
New Zealand - two petals, flat, black center
AU - Four petals, black center

RSL in AU, BTW has a great poppy logo -with silhouette veterans placed as stamens in the poppy. http://www.givenow.com.au/images/org/o00743-1.png

Here in the US - poppies are usually made of red crepe paper. I remember making them as an art project one year at school. We wear them on our Memorial Day, May 31, though I got a lot of LIKES on FB when I added a poppy to my avatar on FB over the weekend.
I am quite sure Sophie wore her Canadian poppy last year as well. It is perhaps because she has a Regiment in Canada?
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I'm curious why Tim Laurence was relegated to the balcony with other spouses, especially since he had a full military career. Why not have him stand with his wife to present a wreath? Is it because the royal family considers him to be "merely" a royal spouse?

Also, who were the gentlemen who had red collars? I haven't seen a close-up picture to make out who they are.
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