"We Will Remember"
Are the words spoken by members of the Royal British Legion Chonburi Thailand Branch whenever we meet, they form part of the "Act of Remembrance" which our Branch was honoured to organise once again at Don Rak War Graves Kanchanaburi.
Ambassadors, Dignitaries, Local Officials and members of the general public joined us for our Remembrance Day service on 11 November, in the photographs you will also see a number of students, we feel it important to involve our next generation so invite schools every year, this year we had Regents Pattaya, Regents Bangkok, Bangkok, Garden International Rayong and Harrow Bangkok join us.
Our oldest Member and WWII Veteran Archie Dunlop BEM along with Branch President Graham Macdonald BEM lay wreaths at the service
Margaret Tongue Deputy Head of Mission the British Embassy led the wreath laying followed by the Governor of Kanchanaburi, Archie Dunlop a WWII Veteran and our oldest member at 94, Graham Macdonald MBE representing the Royal British Legion, the Ambassadors of Canada, Australia and Deputy Ambassadors of New Zealand and Ireland.
Defence Attache's of Canada, Australia, UK and America
After the main service we moved the short distance to Chungkai War Graves for a wreath laying service, whilst Chungkai is certainly not neglected in Care by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission it does not have the visitors of Don Rak, we ensure we visit whenever we can.
Thai Official Wreath Layers
On Saturday we moved to Bangkok to attend the Remembrance Sunday service at the British Embassy where our Standard Bearer Richard Holmes was again leading the parade. It wasn't all work though, we had a tour of the High Roads and Back Roads of Kanchanaburi by our Vice Chairman Bob Mann, a Curry Night and BBQ in the 1 More Bar and an invite to the British Embassy Social Club.
Students from Regents International School
We remembered those who gave their all so that we can live as we do today, if you would like to help us continue to do that then please join us, contact our membership secretary Marty Neill for details at Chonburi.MemSecretary@rbl.community or visit http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/membership/become-a-member/
Branch members at ChungKai War Graves
Last Post Standard Bearer Richard Holmes