Armed Forces Day 2010

November 9, 2009 at 4:33 pm | In Uncategorized by Paul Rafferty
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Armed Forces Day Edinburgh is 26th June 2010, and is an opportunity for the nation to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community. We need numbers of anyone wishing to go.  If we get the numbers the club will supply transport.

Thanks Paul XXV

Armistice Day

November 8, 2009 at 1:19 am | In Uncategorized by Paul Rafferty
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Armistice Day is a tribute to our men & women who have fought and died so that their neighbours might live without fear of aggression. A statement of those who lived and lost their chance for peace. Therefore, while Armistice Day is a day for pride, it is for pride in the achievements of others—humility in our own. We paid grievously for those faults of the past in deaths, disaster, and cost. It is no longer possible to shield ourselves with arms alone, against the ordeal of attack. For modern war visits destruction on the victor and the vanquished alike. Our only complete assurance of surviving Wars is to halt it before it starts. For that reason we clearly have no choice but to face the challenge of these strained times. To ignore the danger of aggression is simply to invite it. ARMED forces can wage wars but they cannot make peace. As a result today we are neither at peace nor war. Instead we are engaged in this contest of tension, seeking agreement with those who disdain it, re-arming, and struggling for peace. Our thoughts are very much with all the men and women of our armed forces, serving with such distinction at home and overseas, and our thoughts are also with their families. “So let us today pay tribute and give thanks to all who wear the British uniform, all who carry our flag and all who risk or have given their lives that our country can remain strong and free. Our gratitude is unbounded, as your heroism is given freely. You are in our thoughts today and always. A thought to our men and women in our armed forces. Go out and continue your military career, remember you are going to assume more and more responsibility. It is an honor and privilege to serve our great country. Continue to learn how to be of great service to that country and remember in some cases you may be leading men and women, British men and women who are really something special. Understand them and be loyal to them while, at the same time, you are being loyal to your superiors, your mission and your country.” Trust in your self and stay safe. God keep you safe. God Save the Queen. XXV

C&PRBL wishes all, a great day.

Many Thanks Paul XXV

Remembrance Sunday Parade

November 6, 2009 at 11:19 pm | In Uncategorized by Paul Rafferty
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C&PRBL welcomes all members and guests, to join in on their parade for our Remembrance Sunday.

The Service and Parade will serve to be a monumental display of devotion to duty and honor to those that have served and the men and women who continue to give great service .

We urge you all to attend wherever possible and support the C&PRBL.

We look forward to seeing you on the day. March off is at 10.30am  prompt for service at 10.40am. 

After the service the parade will march down to Cockenzie’s Old Parish Church for a short service. Once finished, march to the main road to give the eyes left and salute. To finish, march back to the C&PRBL, then dismissed.

Bar will be open for light refreshments, along with a pie & a pint.

Many Thanks Paul XXV