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The Combined Services Memorial at Westminster Abbey - 70th anniversary this month  XML
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Pete
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70 years ago, on the 21st May 1948, the Combined Services Memorial at Westminster Abbey was unveiled by the Right Honourable Sir Winston Churchill KG PC. It is well worth a visit if you have never been there. There is a small service at the memorial each year on Remembrance weekend.

The inscription below the bronze figure depicting a Commando reads
To the Glory of God and in memory of all ranks of the Commandos who fell in the Second World War 1939-1945. They performed whatsoever the King commanded.


Read more about this memorial in our archive http://www.commandoveterans.org/CommandoMemorialWestminsterAbbey


Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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Bill Harvey
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Pete is it ok to share this?

Bill

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Son of Gunner Bill Harvey No4 Commando who was killed in action on 1 November 1944 when liberating Flushing. "Their deeds shall live from age to age. They've writ their name on History's page. Upheld their glorious heritage. The Fighting Fourth Commando."
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Yes Bill anything I post on here can be shared.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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