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Marking Remembrance Day

The nation fell silent as HRH The Queen and members of the Royal Family joined the traditional Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London on 12 Nov.

There was a two-minute silence observed nationally and wreaths were laid commemorating those Servicemen and women killed in all conflicts since the First World War.

“I am proud to stand alongside members of the Armed Forces and veterans at the Cenotaph to reflect on those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” said Gavin Williamson, Defence Secretary.

“On Remembrance Sunday we remember all conflicts including our heroes from more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Around the globe there are currently thousands of troops deployed in 25 operations in more than 30 countries, often putting themselves in danger to make us safer and more secure at home.”

This year, HRH The Queen viewed the ceremony from a balcony of the nearby Foreign & Commonwealth Office, alongside HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Prime Minister also attended the service along with Defence Secretary, Gavin Williamson, and other members of the Cabinet, former Prime Ministers, The Chiefs of Staff and over 700 regular and reserve personnel.

For the Royal Family, Her Majesty’s wreath was laid on her behalf by HRH The Prince of Wales. Wreaths were also laid by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, HRH Prince Henry of Wales, HRH The Duke of York, HRH The Earl of Wessex, HRH The Princess Royal and HRH The Duke of Kent.

Following the ceremony, thousands of veterans from the Second World War and more recent conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan, marched past the Cenotaph.

The Armed Forces also marked Remembrance wherever they were in the world, from guarding NATO’s eastern border to striking Daesh in Syria.

This year’s service also commemorated the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, where the fields of Flanders saw enormous bravery and vast sacrifice.

The Royal Logistic Corps

Wishing all of our Scottish soldiers a very happy Burns night! Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!Aboon them a’ ye tak your place,Painch, tripe, or thairm:Weel are ye wordy of a graceAs lang ‘s my arm.The groaning trencher there ye fill,Your hurdies like a distant hill,Your pin wad help to mend a millIn time o’ need,While thro’ your pores the dews distilLike amber bead.His knife see Rustic-labour dight,An’ cut ye up wi’ ready slight,Trenching your gushing entrails bright,Like onie ditch;And then, O what a glorious sight,Warm-reekin, rich!Then, horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyveAre bent like drums;Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,Bethankit hums.Is there that owre his French ragout,Or olio that wad staw a sow,Or fricassee wad mak her spewWi’ perfect sconner,Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ viewOn sic a dinner?Poor devil! see him owre his trash,As feckless as a wither’d rash,His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,His nieve a nit;Thro’ bluidy flood or field to dash,O how unfit!But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,The trembling earth resounds his tread,Clap in his walie nieve a blade,He’ll make it whissle;An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,Like taps o’ thrissle.Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,And dish them out their bill o’ fare,Auld Scotland wants nae skinking wareThat jaups in luggies;But, if ye wish her gratefu’ prayer,Gie her a Haggis!#wearetherlc #britisharmylogistics #wesustain #burnsnight ... See MoreSee Less
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