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A Very British Affair today!

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This thread has nothing to do with wether or not the Monarchy or celebrating the reign of the Queen is the right thing to do...it,s about my relationship with the Capital of this country.I have been a visitor to London for about 30 years and have worked and lived here for almost 5...in that time i have noticed that it isn,t excactly encouraged to be proud of being English/British for whatever reason,and that has always made me feel sad...i have no problem with anybody here where ever they are from...but i have noticed a lack of Britishness here. Today restored my faith in a Country that i Love and am so proud to come from..it took me over one hour to reach the river due to the ammount of people that had turned out..i have never seen so many people by the Thames and i have enjoyed many new years eve celebrations here over the years...but this was different.There were so many flags and the atmosphere was so friendly..it was like a breath of fresh air!.....the ammount of River craft was unbelievable..it was lead by "Gloriana" made up of oarsmen like olympians Steve Redgrave and servicemen who had been disabled in conflicts...it was a stunning site gleaming Gold as it cut thriough the grey Thames in the pouring rain....The weather didn,t stop anyone from cheering and the Champagne was flowing in the streets. For me ,today was about enjoying the moment despite the typical British Weather and i will never forget it!

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Congrats to the citizens of the UK. I am happy for your country and the fact that your people can celebrate and enjoy a rich history/culture together.

easy-lift guy

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My problems with the monarch and how I see them is probably for another thread, but I did like the way it brought everyone together.

 

One thing that has bugged me a bit is why are we flying the union jack? England has no empire anymore so if it's British surely it should be George's cross flying! Or am I missing something.

 

There are few things that bring this country together, football, Olympics, and a national celebration like the jube.

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Even "LEE LIFTING" were there...anyone who has used them for tree work will know they have some great opperators down here...they had a crane on Tower Bridge suspending a speaker and the sound from it was AMAZING! the noise of the Foghorns from the ships below was INSPIRING!

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Jack   

One thing that has bugged me a bit is why are we flying the union jack? England has no empire anymore so if it's British surely it should be George's cross flying! Or am I missing something.

 

 

:confused1: Because the union jack is the flag of Great Britain, not the flag of the British Empire.

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Watched it on tv, GREAT. :thumbup:

Pageantry and tradition is something we are good at.

And is'nt our Queen some lady, 86, and stood all the way through.

Harry looked like he was gasping for a fag about half time though. :lol:

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