Tag: 11 November

12th November 2012 Paris, France

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by Peter Ricketts

Ambassador to France from February 2012 to January 2016.

Remembrance 2012: Lest we forget

The Cenotaph in London

I’m speaking to you just after the commemorations here of 11 November, when we  look back and remember those killed in all the wars in the last hundred years. This was my first time in Paris attending these commemorations and it was the privilege to be at the Arc de Triomphe where the Président de […]

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9th November 2011

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by Leigh Turner

Ambassador to Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other International Organisations in Vienna

Why I wear a poppy

Once again, as November begins and temperatures dip towards freezing in Kyiv, Ukrainian friends and contacts are asking why I am wearing a small, red flower on my jacket lapel.  I can do no better than refer to the blog I published this time last year, “Why I wear a poppy“. As in previous years […]

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