Craig Turner Remembers

Remembrance Day on 11 November was marked by Cambs Compressors Service Manager Craig Turner, who as ex-forces has good reason to pay his respect.

 

Two-minute silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month

Craig joined the Royal Engineers in Nov 1988 and through a career spanning 25 years took part in 7 operation tours. Craig saw action in the Gulf War, completed two tours of Bosnia and one in Kosovo. He returned for two further tours of Iraq and completed a tour of Afghanistan. With two posts at Bomb disposal, and instructing for 3 years at the Royal school of Military Engineering Craig finally left the Army as Warrant Officer in 2013.

Armistice Day or Remembrance Day is a very special date in the hearts of any ex service personnel, it's a time of reflection and to appreciate those who sacrificed everything for the freedom we all take for granted today.

Craig Turner, Cambs Compressors Service Manager


Why do we hold a two-minute silence?

The first two-minute silence in Britain was held on 11 November 1919, when King George V asked the public to observe a silence at 11am. Remembrance Day is marked every year on 11 November, commemorating the anniversary of the armistice which marked the end of World War One. A two-minute silence traditionally takes place at 11.00am, recognising the precise time that the hostilities ceased in 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.



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