11th November 2023
As Remembrance Day approaches, it's almost time to proudly wear your poppy as a symbol of remembrance and gratitude. This significant day is observed in many countries as an opportunity to honor the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice during the First World War, as well as reflecting on the service and sacrifices made by individuals who defended our freedoms throughout the years. Remembrance Day holds great importance and is marked by various meaningful traditions, such as wearing poppies and observing moments of silence in remembrance.
Remembrance Day this year will be on Saturday, November 11 in 2023, aligning with the day World War I ended at 11 am on November 11, 1918. On this solemn day, members of the Royal Family will lay wreaths at the Cenotaph, and at 11 am, a moment of silence will be observed, providing us all with a poignant opportunity to reflect and pay tribute to those who have given so much in service to others.
The Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was the aerial warfare branch of the British Army during World War I. Established in 1912, it played a crucial role in revolutionizing military aviation and laying the groundwork for the creation of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in 1918.
The RFC operated a diverse range of aircraft, from reconnaissance and bomber planes to fighters. Its brave pilots conducted aerial reconnaissance, engaged in dogfights with enemy aircraft, and conducted strategic bombing missions.
The RFC faced significant challenges, including the constant risk of enemy fire, technological limitations, and challenging weather conditions. Despite these obstacles, the courageous men and women of the RFC demonstrated exceptional skill, bravery, and determination, significantly influencing the outcomes of battles throughout the war. Their pioneering efforts in aerial warfare paved the way for the development of modern air forces and forever changed the nature of warfare.
Here's me at the same base (RAF Cosford) as my Dad, 30 years afterwards, trying to grow a moustache in the greatest Brycleem boy tradition, As you can see, not much luck ;)
So, that's some of who I will be wearing my Poppy for, plus all the comrades I didn't personally know.
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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.