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Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby dutchman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:35 pm

Two silhouettes of First World War soldiers now grace Greyfriars Green as a reminder of the sacrifice made by so many and a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice

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​The soldiers are part of a Royal British Legion (RBL) project called ‘There But Not There’ and are a symbol of the many who never made it back home.

They were installed on the green near the city centre by Coventry City Council, after a generous donation to help the charity work of the RBL.

The project is part of centenary celebrations to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War in 1918.

It aims to create an outlined figure for every name on local war memorials around the country; and position them in a place of worship, school, or workplace where a fallen member of the Armed Forces’ absence was keenly felt.

The initiative seeks to educate today’s generations about the horrors of a war which claimed the lives of 888,246 British and Commonwealth service personnel.​

Funds from the project will help today’s veterans who are suffering from the mental and physical wounds of their service.

Deputy leader Abdul Salam Khan said: “So many servicemen and women sacrificed their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms that we do now and it is right that Coventry and its people recognise the service they gave to our country.”

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She's there again! :roll:
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby Melisandre » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:43 pm

Who is she?

I wonder how long before these get distroyed like the rest of memorials and poppies have recently in other areas.

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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby dutchman » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:59 pm

Melisandre wrote:Who is she?


Our omnipresent councillor Jayne Innes

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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby Melisandre » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:06 am

Is that to show she is doing her job or after being top dog. :smile:
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby rebbonk » Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:47 am

Innes is not exactly the most popular of councillors, and she has an 'interesting' past according to cllr Lancaster.
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby Jock Strapp » Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:20 pm

They look a bit flimsy to me Easy target for teenaged drunks to bend over.
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby Melisandre » Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:43 pm

rebbonk wrote:Innes is not exactly the most popular of councillors, and she has an 'interesting' past according to cllr Lancaster.


Thank you for explaining Rebbonk :smile:
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby rebbonk » Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:33 pm

A 'tweet' made by cllr Lancaster, allegedly about cllr Innes...

“Wow, don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story. All from a person who’s bankrupted two CLP’s (Constituency Labour Party) and lost both elections, and has been given a police warning. #lyingbastards
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Re: Two soldier silhouettes grace Greyfriars Green to mark First World War Armistice centenary

Postby Melisandre » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:58 am

Thank you Rebbonk.
Wow sounds like a low life bitch fight of teenagers :lol: not the sort of thing from adult councilors.
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