Lest We Forget.


Moving, very moving.

to all those who have been lost and are still fighting to uphold the freedom which we hold so dear today, I salute you!

I take time to remember this every year.

we must never forget those lost and the ones they left behind

we will never forget.


Full on respect all round…Never forget.

That really got to me at the end when there were photos of the families

They should show that at Prime Time so that jo public appreciate the sacrifices made by our brave boys and girls


It always brings a tear to my eyes. The strength of character and commitment that everyone showed back then through the worst times possible, then Tony Blair goes against all of that and gives the country away to anyone that wants it. Britain is no more, we are just a nameless extension of Europe.


As I tell my little ones the Poppy is for their Great Grandad and all his mates who never came back , and for all of those still fghting and risking it all.

At Ypres I saw a moving headstone tribute…

“To our Brave Hero Daddy Who Never Came Back From His Two Little Girls”

What father could not be moved to ears by that?

Not ashamed to admit that that choked me up.

That really brought it home that we still have women and men in the firing line. Whatever God you believe in, say a prayer that they come home safe.

Very moving. I’m off to get a poppy.

God, have tears in my eyes now.

I recently discovered that I had two relatives in WW1 (grandad was in WW2 and was one of the lucky ones who came back…otherwise I wouldnt be here today).

One of my uncles I only recently found out about is buried in a farm field near ypres I think (not sure on details), he was buried by his friend at the time. I believe that there is a headstone at ypres for him, I am intending on going over there next year to find out and try and trace the history… hhhhmmmmmmm bike or family car?

Wearing my Poppy with pride


I like many will be very busy over this weekend at a number of services and duties, if only more people actually stopped on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, its only two minutes but represents so much.

Whether you agree with the reasons behind why, this shows that it is not about the reasons but about the people who are involved from all sides regrettably it is not just about those from WW1 & WW2 but Korea, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Aden, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afganistan…

‘For our tomorrow they gave their today.’

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.

Now and again, it’s worth reading the whole thing…

‘For The Fallen’ - Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

With proud thanksgiving, a mother for her children,
England mourns for her dead across the sea.
Flesh of her flesh they were, spirit of spirit,
Fallen in the cause of the free.
Solemn the drums thrill: Death august and royal
Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres.
There is music in the midst of desolation
And a glory that shines upon our tears.
They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,
They fell with their faces to the foe.
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.
They mingle not with laughing comrades again;
They sit no more at familiar tables of home;
They have no lot in our labour of the day-time;
They sleep beyond England’s foam.
But where our desires are and our hopes profound,
Felt as a well-spring that is hidden from sight,
To the innermost heart of their own land they are known
As the stars are known to the Night;
As the stars that shall be bright when we are dust,
Moving in marches upon the heavenly plain,
As the stars that are starry in the time of our darkness,
To the end, to the end, they remain.

A very moving tribute, it is at times like this we should relect on what a great country this was and the men and women that made it so.

We will remember them.

always remembered.





…A few tears has gone… Poles boys also died in Iraq and in WW2 side by side with British…
My old platoon leader was killed in Iraq. We must stop all wars. Why people cannot live in peace, always
fighting with other…

Done tour of Battlefields in Belgium (Easter this year) including taking Ypres in and was a very moving trip indeed,In fact I would call it an eye opener !!

Done it on the bikes and the tour was great…Go for it !!!