LETTER: Marching in memory of men

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Today, I went up to Whitehall in London to join the Remembrance Day Parade. You have to apply for tickets through the Royal British Legion.

I went up by train from Battle. I caught the 07.40 train. I sat next to another chap, Alan I think he said he was, in The Irish Rangers.

We walked round to Horse Guards.

I went with my Regiment and PWRR. There was a long wait until we stepped off. Several Regiments went before us. There was a few members of the RMP all dressed in red jackets.

We marched by the Cenotaph designed by Edwin Lutyens. When we got back to Horse Guards, one of the chaps who marched behind me after the parade asked me what was wrong with my legs.

I did know him, I think he was a Sergeant Major with 2 Queens.

I went to London for my grandfather Arch’d E. Elliott, in memory of him and all his mates who did not come back.

When they did the two minutes silence in Whitehall, everywhere was deadly quiet - the greatest honour to all the men who did not come back.

We Will Remember Them.

Johnnie Elliott

Caldbec Hill


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