On 11 November 2020, World War II veteran and 1st SAS member Alec Borrie was invited to talk to fellow SAS veteran, Chris Ryan, on his Life Or Death podcast. Alec discusses the importance of marking Remembrance Day, his involvement fighting the Nazis behind enemy lines, and the true character of SAS founding member Paddy Mayne. Click here for Chris Ryan's podcast channel. #RemembranceDay
Some very important visitors were taken to Hall Place & Gardens in the London Borough of Bexley by the Taxi Charity on 5 November, to mark Remembrance Day, the centenary of the 1918 armistice and the unveiling of a new statue and bench. Eight volunteer London cabbies brought the veterans from all across the south-east. On arrival, they were taken on a guided tour of the Hall Place 'Faces of the Great War' and the 'Code name – Santa Fe' exhibitions before leaving for the garde
THE BRITISH Army has released a video ahead of Remembrance Day entitled The Last Post, featuring a bugler playing the emotive tune of the same name, which commemorates those who made the ultimate sacrifice in war. Poignantly the video opens to the sound of waves crashing at the foot of the White Cliffs of Dover, with the bugler looking out to sea. As the moving music continues, the camera starts to circle the Bugler and as it does the location changes – transporting us to a s
Thank you to war veteran, Frank Ashleigh (91), and Taxi Charity committee member, Ian Parsons, for appearing on BBC Radio 5 Live on 11 November 2016. They were interviewed by Emma Barnett as part of an Armistice Day programme talking about individual remembrances.
Frank was asked about his story and recounted that having joined up on his 18th Birthday, a year later he volunteered for the Glider Pilot Regiment and became operational in July 1944, when he was paired with Loft