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Author Topic: Class 43 power car named after WWI veteran Harry Patch, who died aged 111  (Read 6266 times)
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« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2016, 10:09:06 am »

Power car Harry Patch was on hand to help the Royal British Legion launch this year's Poppy Appeal at London Paddington this morning.



After a short service by the War Memorial on platform 1 led by Fr Henry Everett of St Mary Magdalene, Paddington and Rev Chris Newport and attended by Barbara Windsor a long time supporter of the Legion, the set for the 10:06 to Penzance led by 43172 Harry Patch drew into the platform.



The set did have 43056 The Royal British Legion on the other end earlier this week but not today.  The train had been turned though so Harry Patch was at the London end.



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« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2016, 01:15:39 pm »

Seems 43056 Royal British Legion was stopped with a wheel flat - hence the replacement with an un-named power car - seen here leaving Newton Abbot (20 minutes late)

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2016, 09:45:32 pm »

Seems 43056 Royal British Legion was stopped with a wheel flat ...

An old war wound, possibly?  Tongue

Seriously: I commend the Royal British Legion, and honour the memory of Harry Patch.

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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2016, 09:51:06 pm »

Totally agree Chris, which is why I made the effort to go.

...and Plymouth being your home city, been to the memorial on the Hoe to see the name of a distant relation of mine remembered on the memorial after he lied about his age and then was sunk on a ship in WW1.
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« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2017, 06:52:55 pm »

From the BBC:

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Peace garden for last war veteran at Devon school

A peace garden is being officially opened in memory of the last surviving British veteran of World War One.

Harry Patch, from Somerset, died in 2009 aged 111.

Exactly 100 years ago he was badly injured, and three of his friends were killed in the Battle of Passchendaele.

As a result, he always called 22 September his personal remembrance day.

Clyst Vale Community College in Devon has created a peace garden that remembers all those who died in the war, from all sides.


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William Huskisson MP was the first person to be killed by a train while crossing the tracks, in 1830.  Many more have died in the same way since then.  Don't take a chance: stop, look, listen.

"Level crossings are safe, unless they are used in an unsafe manner."  Discuss.
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