Festival Of Remembrance

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Lantern Swinger
#1
Is anyone else watching the Festival of Remembrance at the moment? Every so aften they show the PM, and he looks positively bored! Plus, there was one time the camera panned over him and he wasn't even bothering to keep ion time with the clapping along to the beat of the RM Band! How the hell can this man stand there and say all that crap about doing as much as possible for our troops, when he can't even force himself to look interested while the deaths of so many said troops are remembered?

B**tard.

On a much happier note, this was the first time I have ever seen the RM Band, and they were brilliant!
 
#9
Seadog said:
The 'three cheers for HM' reminds everyone who our CinC is.

God bless Her Majesty.
Too true, and if the Queen needs saving I cannot think of any one better qualified or capable, than God, to do it
 

(granny)

Banned
Book Reviewer
#13
As an official 'Old B'stard, I was very emotional when Hayley Westernrer sang 'We'll Meet Again'. Especially with Dame Vera looking on. It brought back memories of the long ago. This years service seemed much more emotional. Maybe it was the immediacy of the conflict in progress at this time. God Bless them all I say.
 
#14
(granny) said:
As an official 'Old B'stard, I was very emotional when Hayley Westernrer sang 'We'll Meet Again'. Especially with Dame Vera looking on. It brought back memories of the long ago. This years service seemed much more emotional. Maybe it was the immediacy of the conflict in progress at this time. God Bless them all I say.
I thought it was a song about rationing "Whale meat again"

Must admit I had something in my eye :oops:
 

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Lantern Swinger
#15
type42stoker said:
rod-gearing said:
The Royal Marines Band,still the best in the world!

Sunset,you just can't beat it. Blub blub
I blubbed for the last 20 minutes.......
I was so close to as well! I've never been as affected by watching this before - don't know whether it's animprovement in the service, or because I'm more aware of everything now, but I was really impressed by the whole thing.

God bless each and every one of them!
 
#17
Topstop said:
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Topstop said:
Too true, and if the Queen needs saving I cannot think of any one better qualified or capable, than God, to do it
If we need the services of an imaginary friend, it's tits up for us all!
If it gives people comfort or support.
I cant see your reasoning there .Surely if there is a god in the first place there would be no wars no people going starving .I am an ex serviceman and and very proud of that i will always support my country ,but i am not a royalist at all.I serve my country not the queen
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#18
lesbryan said:
Topstop said:
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Topstop said:
Too true, and if the Queen needs saving I cannot think of any one better qualified or capable, than God, to do it
If we need the services of an imaginary friend, it's tits up for us all!
If it gives people comfort or support.
I cant see your reasoning there .Surely if there is a god in the first place there would be no wars no people going starving .I am an ex serviceman and and very proud of that i will always support my country ,but i am not a royalist at all.I serve my country not the queen
I served my Queen and my country, I put myself in harms way for my mates. No drama, no debate.
 
#19
lesbryan said:
Topstop said:
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Topstop said:
Too true, and if the Queen needs saving I cannot think of any one better qualified or capable, than God, to do it
If we need the services of an imaginary friend, it's tits up for us all!
If it gives people comfort or support.
I cant see your reasoning there .Surely if there is a god in the first place there would be no wars no people going starving .I am an ex serviceman and and very proud of that i will always support my country ,but i am not a royalist at all.I serve my country not the queen
God gave us free will so we could develop, a bit like children setting out from under their parents protection. Unfortunately not all people on earth want to strive for the common good, hence you get inequalities and strife. We then have to go in and sort it out. That's how I see it anyway.

I serve my Queen - a historical accident maybe, but far better than any of the alternatives.

To be fair to the TV coverage of Brown - isn't the whole event pre-recorded and spliced together? It was years ago and there are many takes to get things to look right (though a member of my Division that took part many years ago said they picked the worst take of them marching down into the arena for the actual programme!). They may well have just inserted a 'stock' piece of coverage of the PM and not noticed it was out of sync.
 

wet_blobby

War Hero
Moderator
#20
So PT, your saying there may well be bits of TV footage out there of GB looking happy, relaxed and confident around British servicemen? Well, hats off to the media for keeping those shots a secret.
 

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