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Remembrance Day Speech - Nov 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished and honorable guests and of course the Chelsea Pensioners. May I first thank the Bahrain British Business Forum and the staff of the Diplomat Radisson Blu hotel for organizing tonight’s Poppy Ball event. Thank you to our friends and colleagues from the BBA – Eastern Province Saudi Arabia, for also joining us in the kingdom of Bahrain this evening. Many expected WW1 to be a short-lived affair, with talk of troops being home by Christmas. However, by the end of 1914 it was already clear that war would continue for many more long years with tens of millions of soldiers and civilians killed or seriously wounded. This remembrance Sunday is particularly poignant

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