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At Your Service

Sunday, November 14th, 2021 - 34 minutes

A special programme for this Remembrance Sunday - words and music for reflection and for hope - hope for better, peaceful world. 

Singer/songwriter Ralph McTell (of Streets of London fame) has always been interested in the First World War but it was a visit to the Menin Gate that compelled him to write his latest song - Unknown Soldier.  On today's programme he not only sings the song, but  talks in detail about his inspiration for it, and is moved to tears at the thought of the 50,000+ men who could never be identified, or went missing in action.

Reverend Eddie Cubbon will long be remembered as a true Manxman and a respected Methodist Minister on the Isle of Man.  But during WWII he was an Army Chaplain, and his story - as told to David Callister -vividly captures the horrors of jungle warfare against the Japanese.

There's  inspiring music, too - and if you would like to choose a favourite hymn for inclusion in a future programme, or if you have items for the Notice Board, please email judithley@manxradio.com

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