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    Lights Out - 4th August - Royal British Legion

    Post  Campo on Sun 27 Jul 2014, 9:09 pm

    I will be taking part in this in respect of those in the Great War (having also just visited Ypres in relation to this)
    Thought I would post as there does not seem to have been much said about it anywhere in the press

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    LIGHTS OUT
    The lamps are going out all over Europe, we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.

    Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, uttered these words on the eve of Britain officially entered the First World War. Exactly 100 years later we are inviting millions of individuals, households and companies to join together in a national moment of reflection.

    We're encouraging everyone in the UK(I however think this should be extended to all) to turn off their lights between 10pm and 11pm on 4 August 2014 – leaving only a single light or candle for this symbolic act of reflection and hope.
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    Post  Admin on Mon 28 Jul 2014, 5:35 pm

    Read about it the other day , great idea , gonna do it over here
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    Post  Campo on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 10:56 am

    Local council have agreed to dim the street lights between 10 and 11 (took their time deciding)

    also I have one each of these that I will be putting up on Monday, both are 5' x 3' flags




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    Post  Campo on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 12:08 pm

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    Post  Campo on Mon 04 Aug 2014, 5:33 pm

    one flag up, next one is going up next weekend

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    Post  Campo on Thu 21 Aug 2014, 8:38 am

    21st Aug 1914 - Pvt John Parr is the first British soldier killed on the western front. A further 888,245 were to follow in WW1.

    RIP

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