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Bordeaux & South-West France Branch

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Members of the Branch at the 2017 AGM

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Members of the RBL Cycling Branch

who rode from Blaye to Perpignan  from 11th - 16th June 2017. They wanted to highlight the Frankton Raid and to lay wreathes in memory of the fallen. 

Duncan liased with Paul Robinson, the leader and was able to take many photographs of the ride on the 11th & 12th.  John and Chris Allsop, Duncan Andrews and Paul Phillips were able to attend the wreath laying in Bordeaux at Hanger 14.

 

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REMEMBERING.......

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RBL lunch at Restaurant Nostalgair, Levignac. June 2016

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A welcome at the bar

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Chairman John Allsop and Vice Chairman Gary Lewis

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A somewhat damp lunch

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Chris Allsop sells raffle tickets

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Various Pictures From Duncan Andrews May 2016

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Frankton Remembrance in Bordeaux 2015

 

Pointe de Graves - Verdon sur Mer

Congratulations to a cold bugler

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The Last Post

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SBS wreath laying

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French Députée

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Padre Peter Scott

(late RM chaplain takes service)

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Standard bearers take position

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The march on

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Waiting for the ceremony to start

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SBS wreath layers

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Chateau Magnol - Blanquefort

RM and Branch standard bearers march on

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French standard bearers

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Wreath laying party

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HM Consul

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Branch and SBS Standards

(At the monument where Sgt Wallace and Marine Ewart were shot)

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French Contingent

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French Veterans

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UK Veterans

 

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The Quays - Bordeaux By Duncan Andrews

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Branch Chairman John Allsop received the British Empire Medal from the Ambassador, Sir Peter Ricketts.

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REMEMBRANCE 2013

 

Remembance 2013

Picture from the Sud-Ouest of 11/11/13, showing Flt.Lt David Griffiths laying the RAFA wreath. 

 

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Hike along Freedom Trail, St Girons, Ariège.

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Frankton Souvenir, Memorial to

HMS Tuna at Montalivet-les-Bains, Gironde  Picture 2 (2)

 

Summer Fair & Hog Roast, Ornaisons, 11200 Aude.

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The Race is Watched by the Participates

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Honest Bookies John & John

Horse Racing March 2013

Final Race of the Evening

Final Race March 2013 

OPERATION FRANKTON 70TH ANNIVERSARY CEREMONY, 8TH DECEMBER 2012, AT THE ROYAL MARINES MEMORIAL, POINTE DE GRAVE, LE VERDON SUR MER.

Wreaths 

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Chairman John Allsop with SBS wreathlayers. 

Chairman John Allsop with SBS wreathlayers.

                 Députée Pascale Got lays wreath 

Deputee Passcale Got lays wreath

Naval Defence Attache 

Naval Defence Attache

Maj Gen Davis, Commandant General RM gives address. 

Maj Gen Davis, Commandant General RM gives address.

The Standard Bearers March On 

The Standard Bearers March On 

Rev Peter Scott, RM Chaplain 

Rev Peter Scott, RM Chaplain  

Royal Marine Bugler

 Royal Marine Bugler

The SBS Standard, a free-falling frogman  

SBS Standard 

The Kayaks Depart 

The Kayaks Depart

The Op Frankton Story 

The Op Frankton Story 

The Op Frankton Memorial 

Op Frankton Memorial   

 

 DIAMOND JUBILEE TEA PARTY JUNE 2012

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                   John                                          Richard                      LFN

 

 

FREEDOM TRAIL, St. Girons, Ariège JULY 2012

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 HORSE RACING EVENING JUNE 2012

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