Airborne Forces Day

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Bassy
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Airborne Forces Day
May 27, 2012

yesterday we visited trebah gardens in cornwall to visit the lovely grounds
and to see the flowers

and there was a Airborne Forces Day Remembrance service
some of these men left this little cornish beach 70 years ago for the

normandy D landings
some never made it back
sony h2

i think this picture says it all

now we are down on the small beach from where they departed 70 years ago

the wreath is laid at sea

who would have thought 70 years ago that a vicar would be helping you back up the beach what a lovely moment in time for me to witness

and these last 3from my kodak p880 i was trying to capture the wreath between their heads

a helping hand and a shoulder to cry on

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A very good portrayal of these ceremonies. I hope there were more good memories there, than bad ones.
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I have total respect for all that have served there country and some that have paid with there lives god bless them all.

Second to none.

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A wonderful series. The salute shot does say it all. Well done.

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by the right quick march
strict strict
tall and strong

right then alan i am 6 feet 3inches if i had one of those hats on how tall would i be
most men must have to duck under all those doorways

did you get to ride horses
how long did you serve

it Certainly turned you into a great man who most on this site respect you
a lot

am i right in thinking you must have used loads of

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What a meaningful and touching ceremony and great shots.
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A superb series which does the ceremony proud! Great work. I salute them all!

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Great series Bassy, I am sure all of us ex-service here on STF appreciates these photos and what they represent.
The saluting shot is a real winner.

Cheers form an Ex 8th Hussar

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Yes mate im just about 6 feet tall, some taller than me i was foot guards so had nothing to do with the mounted Household cavalry. I did over 10 years finished off working for the Police. great times great bunch of lads mate
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