AJEX WW2 Commemoration Parades

Discussion in 'Veteran Accounts' started by Ron Goldstein, Nov 16, 2008.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Phil,

    In this case I just used the image from the thumbnail and it enlarged very well.

    Of course it helps with the original being very sharp.

    You must have a good camera Ron. :)

    Regards
    Tom
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Tom

    You must have a good camera Ron. :smile:



    Just for the record, it's a Pentax Coolpix S210, 8 Megapixels, 2.5" LCD cost about £100.

    Very happy with it, mainly because it is so compact.

    Drawbacks ? , not a lot but I find it lacks the weight of my old cameras and so requires a steady hand. The manual, printed out from the internet, runs to 137 Pages of A4 !

    (Took the pic below in the mirror, then realised that it showed the details back to front, flipped it using a photo editor and that's what you now see....... ain't technology great ?)
     

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  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Ron,
    My first Digital Camera was a Nikon Coolpix.

    Like all technology, it was out of date several years later and so I upgraded.
    I loved it and the kids still use it.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    What a proud crew :)
     
  5. militarycross

    militarycross Very Senior Member

    (Took the pic below in the mirror, then realised that it showed the details back to front, flipped it using a photo editor and that's what you now see....... ain't technology great ?)

    Ron, you are a gem. What a creative solution. Would not have thought of that one, for sure, but have filed it away for another application that is lurking in the offing, I'm sure. Well done!

    I keep learning technology tips on this forum as much as I do militaria. This is just great.:)

    The time I had to send a pic like that, I used the webcam and took a still of the camera. I like your effort.

    cheers,
    phil
     
  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Spotted in the Jewish Chronicle today, the scene as the Reviewing Officer was given a formal cheer by the marchers at the termination of the parade.

    Being one of the "old school" I made sure that I had first removed my hat :)

    Ron
     

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  7. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

    Ron

    I can hear the cheer from here, :) Well done that man!

    Peter
     
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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    A final pic from the parade.

    Yes....... I know that it's weeks since the event, but this one has just turned up and I couldn't resisist showing it to you.

    For as long as I can remember, I have always taken a hip-flask with me, full of a vintage scotch whisky and after the hanging around in the cold (and somtimes rain) it has always been appreciated by those lucky enough to be standing near me when we get the command "Parade.....dismiss!"

    Photo credit to my old friend Lew (Larry) Fox.
     

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  9. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Spotted in the Jewish Chronicle today, the scene as the Reviewing Officer was given a formal cheer by the marchers at the termination of the parade.

    Being one of the "old school" I made sure that I had first removed my hat :)

    Ron
    Somehow missed this Ron, Great shot.
    I hope you've contacted them for a copy.
    AJEX Remembrance Parade | The Jewish Chronicle

    One question, What's going on with the red 'cloaks' worn by some on those photos?

    ~A
     
  10. Larry

    Larry WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Adam

    Ron here.......at my old friend Lew (Larry) Fox's home where I am paying my weekly visit. Before I forget, my own PC is minus it's Broadband (boring problem with the phone-line) and so I am replying to your query from his PC.

    In answer to your query the red cloaks are worn by members of the JLGB which stands for the Jewish Lads & Girls Brigade. They provide stirling service PLUS a band for our parade.

    Read all about them here:
    Jewish Lads' and Girls' Brigade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Ron (from Larry's place)
     
  11. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Oh the wonders of science !!!!!!!

    Ron here, back home in Cockfosters and delighted to find my Broadband (and therefore my Outlook Express) is back on line.
     
  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  13. PeterG

    PeterG Senior Member

    Phew! That's a relief. :)
     
  14. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Since my demob in 1947 I have kept close ties to AJEX (Association of Jewish Ex-Service Men & Women) and have missed very few of their Annual Parades.

    In my mailbag this morning was a link to the 1952 parade:
    JEWISH VETERANS PARADE - British Pathe
    and I looked, without success, to see if I could spot myself on parade :lol:

    What was interesting however was to see Tommy Gould VC as part of the wreath layers.

    Ron
     
  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did I see a Sikh there at 12 seconds in?

    Nice to see the Boer War Veterans too.
    You're a real link to the past Ron as you were on the same parade as them.
     
  16. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Did I see a Sikh there at 12 seconds in?

    Nice to see the Boer War Veterans too.
    You're a real link to the past Ron as you were on the same parade as them.

    Owen

    Firstly, thanks for your observation re my presence at these parades

    As for the Sikh officer, well spotted that man, but I haste to explain.

    At every parade there are sometimes representatives from various interested organisations who may not necessarily be Jewish but who may have had a link with Jewish servicemen.

    Lots of Jews served in India , as did my brother Mick for a time and that might explain why a representative was there.

    Best regards

    Ron
     
  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Found this list the other day and had to post it here.

    It show the past reviewing officers at the parade over the last 80 years including, of course, those between 1947 and 2010 which, with the odd exception, I was able to attend myself.

    Just look at those wonderful names.......talk about a slice of history !!!!!!

    Ron
     

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  18. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Alanbrooke, Portal, Mountbatten, Cunningham, Montgomery, De Guignand... etc.
    That is pretty cool really Ron.
    I've only read books about 'em (in some individual cases, several books), can't say I've ever marched past 'em.

    ~A
     
  19. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Adam

    I've got to admit that the list of "Greats" whom I had the privilege of marching past is quite something, including as it does Alexander, Slim, Horrocks and even Countess Mountbatten.

    My only regret is that, much as I would have liked to snap them, it was and still is strictly a "no-no" to do anything else other than "Eyes Right!" as you pass the saluting dais.

    Ron

    ps
    Did you spot the Royals ?
     
  20. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

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