Tag Archives: British Commonwealth Troops

‘Remembrance Day’ — ‘Poppy Day’ — In Bermuda (Without Too Many Shorts)

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


All pictures from ‘Bernews’.

Click here to access original … and an extensive photo gallery of pictures.

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‘Remembrance Day’ In South Africa Where Wearing Red Poppies Is NOT Prevalent.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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.by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


I learned something new today. Wearing poppies is NOT universal across the old Commonwealth!

Found this on Yahoo.

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Click to access original …

Here is a picture from that visit (I think). From 2011. Pictures one of my FAVORITE people — no, no, not the ‘tampon’ Prince.
Desmond.
My MAN! Just seeing his picture makes me feel good. What a person. South Africa was blessed to have him and Nelson.

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Click for ‘The Telegraph’ original with the Poppy in the banner.

I looked for pictures of Nelson with a poppy. Couldn’t find any. There are some with Nelson with the Prince — but they are PLASTERED with copyright notices. So I won’t bother to show them.



Two other Newspaper reports, both from the ‘Digital Journal’, about Remembrance Day in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the first you can see Poppy wreaths BUT nobody wearing the blessed symbol.

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The Australian cricket team, in 2012, while playing South Africa, wore the Poppy.

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To the Americans that think Boston won a ‘world series’, IT helps if the competition is between TWO different countries.



‘Remembrance Day’ — Poppy Day — For The Redoubtable (Nepali) Gurkhas.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.
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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.


I like most Brits having nothing but undisguised admiration, respect and gratitude for the Gurkhas — who for so long have fought beside us.

I mentioned them in this post about British Commonwealth Troops in WW I (from which the Poppy Tradition arises) since they were such an integral force in that war — as in so many other wars.

From Wikipedia. Click to access original.

From Wikipedia. Click to access original.


So today I went in search of Gurkhas with Poppies pictures.
I lucked out. I am so happy.


From the ‘NepaliSamajUK.com’ photo gallery. Click to access. They have LOADS more pictures.

That this was Remembrance Day for ex-Gurkhas at Llanelli, Wales just made my day! Many don’t appreciate it, but I am Welsh. My underlying accent is not from Ceylon, it is a Ceylon accent modulated by Welsh. I spent 3 of my most riotous years of my life in Swansea, Wales. Llanelli wasn’t far away. I have been to Llanelli, visited the Rugby club and even more importantly was able to say ‘Llanelli’ correctly, saying like a true Welshman.

So this great, but I always associate Llanelli with greatness — not just on the rugby field.


Then there was this:

From "demotix.com". They also have a large gallery. So click to visit.

From “demotix.com”. They also have a large gallery. So click to visit.


Then this from Flickr:

Click to access original at Flickr.

Click to access original at Flickr.