Armistice Day

Took my mum to the Armistice day event in the dockyard today at 11am  . Her mum was killed by a German bomb near St Paul’s cathedral in January 1941 and she likes to make the event each year (she’s 86 now) 

Started with a bagpipe player , then the local vicar read some passages in memory of all those both military and civilian who lost their lives .

There was then a poppy wreath laying by some elderly local servicemen at the memorial by HMS Cavalier followed by some private wreaths . An elderly lady spoke about her 19 year old brother Fred who had died when HMS Wellington was sunk in WW2 , apparently he was an accomplished cyclist who would gone on to greater things 

A few tears were shed.

The event ended with the firing of one of the ships guns and the the last post was played by a bugeler 

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