Friday, May 08, 2020

VE DAY - 75th anniversary

...we have our flag up here at Bogle Towers.  We will listen to the Queen at 9pm,  and gather outside afterwards to sing with neighbours...

A Mass was celebrated today at Westminster Cathedral and here is the Cardinal's message

Auntie Joanna, like so many others, has family stories of WWII...

My father and my father-in-law both fought in that war, as did all my uncles...among them Uncle John: Flying Offer John Michael Campbell, RAFVR, shot down in April 1943.  His name is on the big Royal Air Force Memorial overlooking the Thames at Runnymede where Magna Carta was signed, and on the War Memorial at his school, Tiffins School, Kingston. And all his family remember him with gratitude.

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