Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Armed Forces Day. Saturday, 25 June 2016.



42 Commando Captain gives a SitRep.
Date: 2007.


"I Vow To Thee My Country".
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An 11-foot high bronze statue of a Black Watch soldier, by William Birnie Rhind, commemorates over 200 members of The Regiment who were killed or wounded in The South African War of 1900-1902. The Black Watch, the oldest Highland Regiment, was formed by General Wade in 1739 to police The Highlands at a time when many of the Clans harboured pro-Jacobite sympathies. Their name derived from the contrast of their Dark Green Tartan against the regular Red Tunics of The British Army. The unveiling ceremony for the memorial, planned for 25 May, 1910, was cancelled because the nation was still in official mourning after the death of King Edward VII.
Photo: 9 September 2011.
Source: Own work.
Author: Kim Traynor.
(Wikimedia Commons)




The Union Flag.
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Sir Winston Churchill's Funeral.
"I Vow To Thee My Country".
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"I Vow To Thee My Country".
Available on YouTube at

I vow to thee, my Country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the Service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the Altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted The Final Sacrifice.

And there's another Country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And Soul by Soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.

Words by Sir Cecil Spring-Rice.
"Thaxted" tune by Gustav Holst.

ARMED FORCES DAY,
SATURDAY, 25 JUNE 2016.

A CHANCE TO SALUTE OUR ARMED FORCES
AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
FOR ALL THEY DO FOR US.

Armed Forces Day Web-Site is at

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