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Churchill's Funeral

Old 31st Jan 2015, 11:33
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The Air Historical Branch published a colour image yesterday showing the RAF Apprentices of 104 Entry at Halton escorting Churchill's coffin ...

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Old 31st Jan 2015, 16:44
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The ceremony came up in conversation yesterday morning, and it turned out that I was talking to a chap who had been a subaltern with one of the Guards' escort parties. Talking about recalling the struggle the bearers had on the steps of St Paul's, he said that the sailors pulling the gun-carriage had at least as hard a time on the haul up the steady incline on Ludgate Hill. There were really not enough of them for the task, with the result that the procession was some 7 minutes late in arriving at St Paul's.
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Old 1st Feb 2015, 12:55
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I think a Vulcan was used to get the film of the Funeral to the USA for their news programs.
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