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Topic: Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade
Posted by: Andy Pease
Date/Time: 08/11/14 19:24:00

I was on duty at the Cenotaph one year.It was freezing cold with light drizzle and a strong wind blowing.We had to parade at 06:00, and were then bussed to Horse Guards parade where we were assigned our point for the static guard The long raincoats we were issued with were rubber lined and what with the body heat, and the damp atmosphere it wasn't long before everyone was soaked through with sweat.The coach on the way back to Chiswick was unbearable.The smell of 50 steaming sweaty bodies squeezed into a coach was absolutely disgusting.We were on point duty for 9 hours that day, 4 of which was standing still and facing the crowds.In all the time we were there, we got one half hour break where we had to walk to a local school which had been set up as our canteen.We couldn't get a cup of tea because the boiler had packed up.As my refs break was one of the last, all the sandwiches had gone.All I had to eat in my 10minute bread was an apple, and a bloody Blue Ribband biscuit.I wasn't even allowed to have 2 biscuits.It really was a bloody awful dsy and one I will remember for a very long time

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Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 16:18:00 Mark Pattinson
   Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 17:17:00 Vanessa Smith
      Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 19:24:00 Andy Pease
         Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 19:33:00 Carl Wynne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 19:52:00 Stuart Kerr
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 19:55:00 Andy Pease
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 20:04:00 Keith Iddon
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 20:08:00 Stuart Kerr
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade08/11/14 23:21:00 Pete Mayes
                        Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade09/11/14 00:08:00 Stuart Kerr
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade09/11/14 22:23:00 Pete Mayes
                              Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade09/11/14 23:33:00 Stuart Kerr
                                 Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade09/11/14 23:42:00 Pete Mayes
                                    Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 08:03:00 Dan Murphy
                                       Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 09:04:00 Stuart Kerr
                                          Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 10:23:00 Nigel Brooks
                                             Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 10:35:00 Pete Mayes
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 11:15:00 Stuart Kerr
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 12:56:00 Nigel Brooks
                                                Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 14:08:00 Nigel Brooks
                                                   Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Remembrance Sunday parade10/11/14 14:18:00 Stuart Kerr

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