Respects paid at Thanet Remembrance services 2021

Margate Remembrance Photo Carl Hudson

Residents have turned out for Remembrance services across Thanet this morning (November 14).

Photo Frank Leppard

On a bright morning, with a rainbow appearing with perfect timing, young and old gathered to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

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Last year services were scaled back due to covid but today people were able to attend the annual Remembrance once more, line the streets for parades and see the standard bearers from service and youth organisations.

Ramsgate mayor Raushan Ara said: “As well as being Remembrance Sunday, today also marks the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion. Today’s commemoration involves those who served, from all across the Commonwealth, who fought alongside us, to stand against the Axis of terror all across the world.

“I would like to thank all of the service personnel who took part in our ceremony, the cadets, Ramsgate carnival court, the police, and to Ramsgate Town Council, the town technicians, along with our town clerks, and my PA, Kim and our Town Sergeant Mac who all played an important role in making the event successful.

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“A special thank you goes to Fr. Paul Worledge, for his wonderful service at St Georges’ Church. A massive thank you to the Royal Naval Association and Royal British Legion for providing refreshments after the service . Once again special thanks go to Crafty Poppies, a crafting club, who kindly made and supplied us with the beautiful poppies, that we see around the St George’s Church gate.”

8 Comments

      • Phyllis Quot. Get your facts right before you post on here. This is to remember all conflicts and those who took part and gave the ultimate sacrifice that lead to people like yourself
        to be able to post yout bitter comments on here..

  1. Phyllis Quot, get your facts right before posting on a subject like this. On the this day we all remember those who gave all or something, so that people like you can lead the life you do and post comments whiteout doing anything for your country!

  2. If you know Phyllis Quot personally,then you may have grounds for your last sentence. But if you don’t know her, then you don’t. So why say it?

  3. Quite so. As I said, it commemorates the end of the first world war and subsequent conflicts. I can see it’s a day for solemn reflection, and a day to give thanks for the sacrifices made by the men and women who died.
    When I saw the children marching with flags aloft, it rather filled me with hope for the future.

  4. Remembrance Sunday and the 11th November do celebrate the end of WW1, WW2 and ALL subsequent conflicts yes they remember Military Personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice so that people can live in Peace, but it also remembers all the non military casualties of war and conflicts Remembrance Day is not just about military anymore my Great Uncle was 16 when he went away to Paschendale he was KIA on the 4th October 1917 aged 19 his brother my Grandfather went to The Somme in 1914 he came back but was never the same person my father served in WW2 6 of his sons including me served in in the military between the 1960’s and the 2000’s. We, the veterans, don’t celebrate we Remember our fallen Comrades and we give thanks that we returned to our families both my son have served also like many other Sons and daughters, all we ask is that you remember…..

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