The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.


We have a factory full of UK and German engineers installing the kit.

We all stopped in silence for two minutes at 11 :thumbsup:

It was quite moving…


My lot were great. I briefed them all when they came in, put out PAs to inform the customers. They ALL stopped at 11. Ignored punters with their heads bowed for 2 minutes. Every. One. Of. Them.
It made me very proud.


Same here - and more impressively there was a decent gathering of students by the flag pole where we also have someone play the “last post”.


Submariners being somewhat different had their Remembrance service on the Embankment last weekend during which a roll call of every submariner lost was made.

Eternal Father, strong to save, whose arm doth bind the restless wave,
Who bidd’st the mighty ocean deep its own appointed limits keep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, for those in peril on the sea!

O Saviour, whose almighty word, the winds and waves submissive heard,
Who walked’st on the foaming deep, and calm amidst its rage didst sleep;
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, For those in peril on the sea!

Bless those who serve beneath the deep, through lonely hours their vigil keep.
May peace their mission ever be, protect each one we ask of Thee.
Bless those at home who wait and pray, for their return by night and day.

O sacred Spirit, who didst brood, upon the chaos dark and rude,
Who bade its angry tumult cease, and gavest light and life and peace:
Oh, hear us when we cry to Thee, for those in peril on the sea!

O Trinity of love and power, our brethren shield in danger’s hour;
From rock and tempest, fire and foe, protect them wheresoe’er they go;
And ever let there rise to Thee , glad hymns of praise from land and sea.


A portion of the 11,800 flags representing Canada’s war dead, around Toronto’s Manulife Building. Very moving display.


Shrouds of the Somme, representing those that died in action on the first day of the battle. Those who’s remains were found, many were never to be seen again.
Somber, sad, sobering.

Lest we forget.


Good to see the poppies on the footballers tonight. Screw FIFA.