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Armed Forces Day at Gravesend - 25.6.2012

Armed Forces Day at Gravesend - 25.6.2012

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I prefer to call it 'Veterans Day' -
It was originally Veterans Day but the thoughtless top brass changed it!!
They conveniently forgot the millions of Mums and Dads who worked in
factories producing vital war supplies - they are also Veterans..
They would have been delighted if they had been officially recognised as such..
In photo are members of Gravesend MNA who attended the event yesterday.
Myself with Councillor Ernie Brook our President.He is a past Mayor and proudly
wears the insignia of 'Freedom of the Borough of Gravesham'..
On right is Peter Torres Secretary of Gravesend MNA and retired Instructor at
Gravesend Sea School..
No doubt many of you ex Peanuts will recognise him.
Over my shoulder is Bill Harden and behind Ernie is Roger Downes -Esso Catering Super ret.
Stan
 

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Great photo Stan. Good to see turnouts like this.
 

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Hi Stan
You are looking grand; seeing you and yer chums there is why I l have pride in being Master of a ship flying the Red Ensign.
 

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Great pic Stan. I remember Mr torres, i think he took us for week 5 in my Gravesend Sea School days. Good to see he is still with us, and good to see you had nice weather for the day.
Mick S
 

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Thanks for the photo, Stan.

As a former resident of Gravesend (first 27 years of my life) , it's nice to see that Bennett and Brown are still going.

I wonder whether my late father would have known Ernie Brook? He too was a local councillor and former mayor of the town.

Dave
 

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Nice photo Stan - good to see you looking so well.
Regards
Hugh
 

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Let me know what you are taking Stan, a proud moment and a time to wear your well earned Medal's with pride.(Thumb)
 

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