Being a military historian, there is an extra something special about the 11 November and the respective remembrance Sunday service. It is a time when the country comes together to pause for two minutes, to pay tribute to the men and women that have given their lives in the name of freedom.
Once again members of BUCF came out on Sunday to pay their respects at the Birmingham memorial parade, whilst others were involved in services across the country with their respective University forces units.
I was very pleased to see that the Royal British Legion poppies were in such demand this year that they had to dip into the 2011 supply, highlighting the national pride and respect that British citizens continue to express.
We Will Remember Them