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Offline Topdad

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last post 30,000 times !!
« on: 10.07. 2015 11:26 »
Well done Belgium, saw on the news last night that the last post has been played every night since 1928 (except during round 2 ) at the Menin gate in Leper (ypres to  my granddad wpres ) , what a proud achievement  for the towns fire fighters to record , 30,000 times, they've only got to play another 25,000 to make it once for each name carved there !! My granddad's would be chuffed ,Bob
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Re: last post 30,000 times !!
« Reply #1 on: 10.07. 2015 11:42 »
Had to look this up to see what it was > http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-33440968
Very nice.

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Re: last post 30,000 times !!
« Reply #2 on: 10.07. 2015 17:08 »
Makes one proud to be Belgian.
I have seen it once in the flesh. Unbelievably impressive. Still can't find words to describe all the feelings which go through you...
We'll never forget.
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Re: last post 30,000 times !!
« Reply #3 on: 10.07. 2015 17:22 »
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We'll never forget.

and no one should, well done
we should also remember when berating all things EU that 70 years on round three hasn't happened  *smiley4*
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Re: last post 30,000 times !!
« Reply #4 on: 10.07. 2015 19:23 »
Thanks for sharing this. It is an important ceremony I'd never heard of.

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