Monday, 21 November 2011

Remembrance Sunday 2011

Last year I blogged about our trip to Labuan, the Malaysian island off the coast of Brunei, to celebrate Remembrance Sunday.  I included some history to the island in that post.  I'm slightly late in blogging about it, but we attended the ceremony again this year. 

Once again a beautiful and moving occasion.

This year we were fortunate enough to meet 3 lovely chaps who were all veterans of the confrontation in Borneo in the 1960s.  They were on a tour of Singapore and North Borneo, revisiting sights from their days on active service.  We sat on a table with them at the dinner on Saturday night and they were fantastic company - plus they put us to shame by staying out partying into the early hours, long after we had retired to bed!

Another interesting addition to this year's service was the sale of the Malaysian poppy-equivalent, the hibiscus.  It seemed fitting to wear both.

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