Viral video shows former RAF member paying his respects on Armistice day

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This heartwarming video of a former RAF member paying his respects on Armistice Day has been viewed by over 1m people online after being captured by a proud neighbour.

The clip, shows a man who was named only as Bill playing The Last Post on a bugle to mark the beginning of the two minutes silence.

He can be seen outside his Ellesmere Port home, with nobody around except the neighbour that filmed the show of appreciation.

In military tradition, the Last Post is the bugle call that signifies the end of the day’s activities. It is also sounded at military funerals to indicate that the soldier has gone to his final rest.

Katrina Day, who filmed the video, says Bill signals the beginning and end of the two minutes silence outside his home every year if he is not already at a formal event.

She said: “If Bill hasn’t been invited to a formal ceremonial event on Armistice Day, he dons his full salvation army uniform and proudly plays the last post on his bugle before the start of the silence and some kind of piece again to signify the ending.

 

The video has been shared over 25,000 times, with heartfelt messages flooding in for Bill from around the globe.