Liveblog: Scores due to attend funeral of Robert Argyle after plea from Royal British Legion

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  • Second World War pilot Robert Argyle, 92, died with no family or close friends
  • Royal British Legion put out appeal for people to attend funeral today at 2pm
  • Scores expected to attend to honour war hero
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2:43pm

The Argus:

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Sue Kidston, 62, of Ash walk, Newhaven, said: "My friend and I wanted to pay our respects.

"If it wasn't for people like Robert Argyle we wouldn't be here now."

 

2:32pm

 A Tiger Moth plane in full RAF livery flew over the crematorium for the second time to remember Robert Argyle. 

2:17pm

The Argus: The Royal British Legion prepares to march in.

2:15pm

The Argus: Robert Argyle's coffin is lead in with bagpipes, his coffin draped in the Union Jack flag.

2:08pm

The Argus: Dozens of veterans line the outside of the crematorium

2:06pm

Bagpipes are playing in the distance as people make their way into the crematorium.

2:02pm

Four Royal British Legion riders are here to pay their respects. Member Martin Johnson, 61, from Pulborough, said: "In the services you look upon the people you serve along as a brotherhood.  

"We have come to show our respects to our fellow serviceman."

 

 

1:57pm

Joe O'Riordan, president of the Polegate Royal British Legion, said: "I'm here to pay my respects to a fellow serviceman.

"I understand he had no family.

"It would have been awful for a man to have gone with no one here to see him off."

 

1:47pm

Crowds are already gathering outside Eastbourne Crematorium in Langney, Eastbourne, for the funeral of 92-year-old Bomber Command veteran, Robert Argyle.

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Welcome to our live blog of the funeral of Robert Argyle, which the Royal British Legion hopes will be attended by scores of people after an appeal.

Second World War pilot Robert Argyle, 92, died with no family or close friends in Eastbourne on November 27.

The funeral is set to start at 2pm and in the meantime you can read about Mr Argyle and the Royal British Legion's appeal here.

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4:24pm Thu 12 Dec 13

jimbo1234 says...

Rest in Peace. You did your bit. Not forgetting that over 55000 Royal Air Force Air Crew were killed in World War 2.
Rest in Peace. You did your bit. Not forgetting that over 55000 Royal Air Force Air Crew were killed in World War 2. jimbo1234

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