Liveblog: Scores due to attend funeral of Robert Argyle after plea from Royal British Legion (From The Argus)
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Liveblog: Scores due to attend funeral of Robert Argyle after plea from Royal British Legion
Updated 4:20pm Thursday 12th December 2013 in News
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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
- Leave your tributes below
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."
A Tiger Moth plane in full RAF livery flew over the crematorium for the second time to remember Robert Argyle.
Bagpipes are playing in the distance as people make their way into the crematorium.
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."
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."
Crowds are already gathering outside Eastbourne Crematorium in Langney, Eastbourne, for the funeral of 92-year-old Bomber Command veteran, Robert Argyle.
Sang for Bomber Command Pilot Robert Argyle today in St. Mary's Church, Totnes, Devon UK...and placed his Memory Card on the tree, God rest— @SallyAnnSlight 12 December 2013
RT @FlyPastMag: Service for Bomber Command veteran Robert Argyle at Eastbourne Crem TODAY at 14:00. He has no family/friends. Please spread…— @curlyboy1975 12 December 2013
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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