Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2019  30296

  • 00:06:30 Captain Robert Anders and crew members of RFA Mounts Bay on Hurricane Relief in the Bahamas.
  • 00:10:50 Medley of Sea Songs, HM Band of The Royal Marines.
  • 00:21:00 VT on Monte Cassino
    • 00:22:30 “Poles and Germans hated each other, and I think that’s why they were selected to storm the monastery.” Followed by interview with Polish soldier.
  • 00:25:40 VT on D-Day
    • VT with Eddie Gaines RN (Omaha Beach)
    • Cel Spellman reading testimony of Kenneth Oakley, RN, remembering Piper Bill Millin
  • 00:30:21 VT on Kohima and Imphal
    • Robin Rowland, 2nd Punjab Regiment
  • 00:33:00 44 Veterans from 1944, applauded by the audience. Highly moving.
  • 00:40:40 GCHQ 100 anniversary
    • Ruth Bourne, WREN at Bletchley Park, who didn’t know until the 1980s that she was part of the intelligence services
    • a unidentified serving member of GCHQ
  • 00:42:50 Berlin Airlift, including the words of ‘Candy Bomber’ Colonel Gail Halvorsen. Concluded with appearance of Colonel Halvorsen and Vera Mitry, who was a child during the blockade, and a short speech by Halvorsen.
  • 00:49:20 Uncatalogued medley by the Central Band of the RAF
  • 00:54:00 A tribute by the family of Private Jeff ‘JJ’ Doherty, member of the Parachute Regiment killed in Afghanistan
  • 01:03:30 Commonwealth VT
  • 01:19:00 VT on Military Chaplains
  • 01:21:00 Religious section
  • 01:26:15 Lord’s Prayer, sung by St Anne’s Catholic High School for Girls Gospel Choir (composer not given)
  • 01:37:30 Fanfare by State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry


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