You may know that Dragon CEO Paul Moynan is a former Royal Marine Commando, but what you may not realize is that several of his team are as well. As former servicemen and women we at Dragon feel that it is important to remember fallen comrades, and those who fought for the very freedoms that we enjoy today.
Being a geographically diverse organisation means that Dragon team members will be taking part in remembrance parades and ceremonies across the world which is perhaps apt considering the Royal Marines cap badge famously contains the globe surrounded by laurel wreaths.
In recent months Dragon team members have visited the Korean War memorial in the USA and have had the honour of reading out the Prayer for the Fallen in front of a crowd of over a thousand at the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium and supported the 75th anniversary of the Dam Busters raids.
Team members will be taking part in two ceremonies in facilitated by the Royal British Legion Thailand; the first of which takes place at the Don Rak War Graves in Kanchanaburi on Sunday 11 November 2018 at 10.50 am. This is the site of the notorious Burma-Siam railway, where approximately 13,000 Prisoners of War died and were buried along the railway.
The bodies were transferred from camp burial grounds and isolated sites along the railway and there are now 5,085 Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War buried or commemorated in this cemetery. There are also 1,896 Dutch war graves and 1 non-war grave.
The second ceremony kindly provided by the Royal British Legion Thailand takes place at the Chunkai War Graves also located in Kanchanaburi at 12.00pm. In this cemetery there are 7,000 Commonwealth and Dutch soldiers who worked on the Burma Railway as Japanese POWs.
Paul Moynan is well known for being a keen advocate of supporting veterans through ventures such as the Team Brit motor racing team which is made up completely by disabled servicemen and the Cockleshell Endeavour.
But he asks us to take a moment to reflect on what remembrance means to you personally as you read the words below and to remember that some soldiers bear wounds that cannot be seen.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them.