West London Branch Remember

On Sunday 14th November the branch was involved in a couple of Remembrance day activities. Steve Cribbin attended the Ring of Red. Meanwhile four from West London branch attended the Royal Anglian Service of Remembrance at Duxford.  Tony Surridge and Steve Hill are quite clued up on British Military History, but it was quite apparent to me that Dan Walton’s perspective on the whole day had an intensity that was far deeper than those who has not experienced conflict first hand. For him it was about remembering fallen T.A. comrades and friends that never came home from conflict alongside the many more that gave us the freedom we enjoy today.
That said on a lighter note, the day was punctuated by some humorous moments. For example, we were waiting for a Spitfire display – the schedule was a bit loose so we popped inside one of the hangars to look at the Battle of Britain display. Suddenly the unmistakeable noise of the Merlin engine reverberated around the hangar – everyone rushed outside to look up at the sky – the empty sky – before we realised it was just a scene setting internal recording! However, as the pix show, we were able to admire it later. A Poppy drop from a Dragon Rapide biplane also formed part of the tributes.

Jon Stone