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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    Well done Pat you will get to take over from Chalky as site photographer. Was Capt Osborne not OC HQ Coy at one time.
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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    COURIER & ADVERTISER ( ANGUS & MEARNS EDITIONS) Thursday , 12th November 2009 :

    FORFAR SILENT IN MEMORY OF THE WAR DEAD:


    Forfar came to a standstill yesterday morning ast its citizens observed TWO MINUTES' silence and Remembered those who gave their lives in the First World War , and in conflicts since then.

    A crowd of more than 100 people joined members of the British Legion , the police , members of the council , the provost and the Lord Lieutenant of Angus to mark the day of remembrance outside the county buildings.

    The ceremony began with the Union flag and the Royal British Legion standard being carried by ex WRAC and Black Watch TA member Margaret Brown and former Royal Artilleryman , Mick McKeown , accompanied by a single piper.

    As the Pipes fell silent , the bells in the East and Old Parish Church tolled the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th Month , andthe flags were lowered to the ground.

    The unbroken silence gave those attending time enough and peace to contemplate the array of small white crosses , the wreaths of poppies laid out in front of the council building.

    Following the playing , of reveille to mark the end of the silence , Norman Kearns said that he attended the ceremony every year.

    He said that he was there, " To remember my mother's people ," without whom , he said , "We would't be here today."

    George Scott served two and half year's national service and said he ws at the ceremony to honour his father, who served during the second world war , and his uncle who had served in the first world war .

    ( The Newspaper has a large photograph of the piper together with Charlie Brown ( chairman of the Royal British Legion Scotland - Forfar branch), Standard bearer Margaret Brown , Lord Lieutenant Mrs G Osborne , Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville MBE , and Standard bearer Mick McKeown . )

    This newspaper editon has a large write up and photograph on the ceremony of the laying of the Poppy Wreaths at the ARBROATH HIGH SCHOOL by the head girl Elouise Penrose - Stupart and Head boy Callum Hay . The Arbroath High School has a War Memorial listing casualties of the Great War of former school pupils and a war memorial for the Second World war . The Great War Roll of Honour for the Arbroath High School has been "misplaced " as it failed to get to the new High School .

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    I note that both the Forfar article and the Arbroath article both record the organisation involved in the ceremonies as being the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION but in fact the organisation in Scotland is called ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SCOTLAND. Back in the 1950s this Scottish organisation was called THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION (SCOTLAND ) but around that time they "lost " the brackets so became ROYAL BRITISH LEGION SCOTLAND .

    The organisation in England , Wales and Northern Ireland is called the ROYAL BRITISH LEGION . That is a separate organisation to the one in Scotland .

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    Thats terrible about The Roll of Honour from The Arbroath High as we used to look at it every day at Assembly.

    I have posted a notice on The Shoppie website asking what happened to them.

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    whwen i was a child we had a parade for veteran's day, and the day off from school... now like Neil says, it's more an excuse for a sale at the car dealerships...
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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    Here is the website of The Arbroath Herald with a video film of pics of the Remembrance Day Services in Arbroath, Carsnootie & Western Cemetery Arbroath

    http://www.arbroathherald.co.uk/

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    From The Shoppie site
    Heres the answer re The Arbroath High School Roll of Honour. They are in the new school Assembly Hall according to the postings here.

    http://www.theshoppie.com/arbroath/f...?TOPIC_ID=2795

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    There are photo's of the WW1 memorial boards on The Scottish War Memorials Project site.

    ::Click Here::

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    The Scottish War Memorials Project has a person named " Keptie" who happens to be me ... I have as you will see had bits covering this ARBROATH HIGH SCHOOL ROLL OF HONOUR included in the Arbroath High School war memorial pages of that project . The Great War Memorial with the names of the casualties and the WW2 War Memorial for the Arbroath High School together with this Roll of Honour for the Great War that covered all the casualties named on the war memorial as well as 5 others whose names were missed off and 1 former pupil who died of his wounds after the war ended was all in cluded in a Roll of Honour and each day the page was turned over . This Roll of Honour and the War Memorials for the Great War and WW2 were located outside the offices of the Rector and his secretary in the Arbroath High School (which is nowadays Angus College ). Seems that the Roll of Honour listing the casualties of the Great War failed to get to the "new " Arbroath High School and the present staff do not know anything about it . I have even involved the Director of Education Mr Jim Anderson and he also has no knowledge of the Roll of Honour. I even had a "press release " to the Courier and to the Arbroath Herald and no even a former Arbroath High School staff member came forward with information on the present whereabouts of the Roll of Honour .

    The present Arbroath High School in its 1980s location has in its hall the Arbroath High School Great War Memorial (listing casualties ) and the WW2 memorial with no casualties named .

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    Re: Wednesday 11/11/2009 Forfar

    So Pat no one knows where they are??

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