Royal British Legion Remembrance Day Rides | NEWS
At 9.30 am on November 11th, 1918 a German sniper took aim, pulled the trigger and hit his target. 90 minutes later at 11 am the guns finally fell silent when the Armistice came into effect. So ended the life of Private George Edwin Ellison, forty years old, married with a five-year-old son, and the last British soldier to die in the First World War.
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Nottingham Victoria Embankment
Around 100 scooter riders left the Nottingham Knight pub on Sunday 11th November for the short ride down to the War Memorial at Victoria Embankment alongside the river Trent. The armed services marched, prayers were read, hymns sung and the Last Post was played before a cannon fired and dignitaries and representatives from various faiths laid wreaths.
Warwickshire Scooter Alliance – Ride of Respect 21st October
And they just kept coming. What a turn out! It was a misty start to the day but the sun soon started to shine for the hundreds of scooters that met at the Staffordshire Regiment Museum in Whittington to ride en mass to the National Memorial Arboretum, Tamworth. The Army of scooters, led by Paul Marshall (WSA Chairman) took a scenic route marshalled with precision to the NMA, and what a tremendous sight to behold. It is estimated that around 900 scooters attended, more than double of last year. Many, proudly displaying their ride of respect legshield banners, flags etc.
The ceremony at the wall was very moving, led by David Whittall from the British Christian Scooterists Association and Andi Poole from AONSC and WSA. The sound of the Last Post played by Antonio Socci bounced off the walls giving people time to reflect on those who have lost their lives in past and present conflicts. Wreaths were then laid by various scooter clubs in deafening silence.
Monies raised from the sale of patches, leg shields and collection buckets will be given to the National Memorial Arboretum, The Staffordshire Regiment Museum and Galanos House.
Paul Marshall, who is the chairman of The Warwickshire Scooter Alliance would like to say a massive thank you to the NMA, The Staffordshire Regiment Museum, the WSA committee, the marshalls, (you know who you are) and of course, everyone that attended and made it such a huge success.
Lynda: Warwickshire Scooter Alliance
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