Ernst Udet (26 April 1896-17 November 1941) was a German pilot and air force general during WW2. Udet joined the Imperial German Air Service at age 19, eventually becoming a notable flying ace of WW1, scoring 62 confirmed victories by the end of his life. The highest scoring German fighter pilot to survive that war, and the second-highest scoring after Manfred von Richthofen, his commander in the Jagdgeschwader 1, Udet rose to become a squadron commander under Richthofen, and later under Hermann Göering. Udet spent the 1920s and early 1930s as a stunt pilot, international barnstormer, light aircraft manufacture, and playboy. In 1933, Udet joined the Nazi Party and became involved in the early development of the Luftwaffe, where he was appointed director of research and development (Direktor für Forschung und Entwicklung). Influential in the adoption of dive bombing techniques as well as the Stuka dive bomber, by 1939 Udet had risen to the post of Director-General of Equipment (Generaldirektor der Ausrüstung) of the Luftwaffe. The stress of the position and his distaste for administrative duties led to Udet developing alcoholism. The launch of Operation Barbarossa, combined with issues of the Luftwaffe’s needs for equipment outstripping Germany’s production capacity and increasingly poor relations with the Nazi Party, caused Udet to commit suicide on 17 November 1941 by shooting himself in the head. 🇩🇪🇩🇪 #colorized#colorizedphoto#ww1#lestweforget#german#germany#luftwaffe#luftstreitkräfte#ernstudet#history#aces#ww1aces
New flags added to our memorial garden now...
In 2018 The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying THANK YOU to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world. 1918 - 2018.
To commemorate the centenary, Stonemanor is displaying a memorial garden. Would you like to place your cross in our memorial garden? Here is how:
⚘Donate to receive a cross (5€ suggested), 100% of donations go to @royalbritishlegion
⚘If you like, you can write a message or decorate the cross as you wish!
⚘Hand it back to Stonemanor, and we will place it in our memorial garden.
⚘Crosses available from our Everberg customer services desk.
You can also help by taking photos of our garden as it grows and sharing them on Social media, don't forget to tag #stonemanorbe & #rbl
Can't make it out to us but still wish to support us, share this post, THANK YOU!
New £5 coin #lestweforget#coins#notforwar#support I’m not one for soldier going to war as I think it’s just to empower the rich but poor men put their life’s on the line for it right or wrong they do it for everyone #proud
Oh! What A Lovely War. . . . The Drama and Music departments have hit the ground running for the first production of the academic year. . Joan Littlewood’s groundbreaking 1963 musical about the First World War had a devastating impact on audiences used to watching films and plays that were a form of propaganda. Oh! What A Lovely War is told from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers caught up in the ‘war games’ being ‘played’ my the military ‘top brass’. It was fresh, funny and wildly satirical whilst being intensely moving. The musical has lost none of its impact and is being performed in tribute to those who sacrificed their lives on the battlefields of the war to end all wars, the cessation of which is 100 ago in November this year. . All profits from the show will be donated to @royalbritishlegion . Tickets can be purchased via link in bio. . . . #tuesdaythoughts#ohwhatalovelywar#remembrance#100years#ww1#lestweforget#royalbritishlegion . Artwork design: @_robert_hammond_
It’s poppy season.. don’t forget to pick yours up and make a donation to this amazing charity!! I was lucky enough to raise £3500 for the @royalbritishlegion this summer with the help of my amazing friends! No doubt I’ll be throwing my change in every time I see a collection tin over the next month too!! #centenary#lestweforget
Very special day taking my Aunty to see her fathers grave. It was the first time she had seen him since he walked out the door to go and fight for our freedom. She was 5 years old.
100th YEAR REMEMBRANCE DAY
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Along Jalan Tanjung Batu, where locals would pass by is the final resting place of 3,908 war heroes. These soldiers were from Australia, Great Britain, India, New Zealand and Malaysia. The POWs of Sandakan, the perished war heroes of the Australian 7th and 9th Divisions, as well as those of the Punjab Signal Corp and a few locals were buried at the WWII Memorial in Labuan. This memorial was officiated by the Australian Government in June 1953.
The bodies were shipped in from Sabah, some with their military tags still glimmering around their necks. Of the 3,908 of them, 2,156 were unidentified. The identified burials number 1,752 of which 1,523 are soldiers, 220 airmen, 5 sailors and 4 civilians. They were all given a white headstone each with their names, military positions and death ages engraved on it. Poignant messages from their family members still resonate today with heavy heartaches that would dwell tears in the eyes. The 2,156 war heroes were also given a similar engrave of ‘Known unto God’ – while their bravery may not be known on earth, but they never be forgotten in the eyes of God. While the Sword of Sacrifice stood in the middle of the memorial ground.
Remembrance Day is originates from 1st World War (1914-1918) to commemorates the valiant courages service and sacrifice of the brave servicemen who gave their life during World War.