Students moved in this year’s
Remembrance Day Services a 100 years on...
Musical interludes were provided by the Senior Choral Group, the
Brass Band accompanied sombrely and perfectly, and the whole
congregation sung the wonderful hymn, Abide with Me, in great
Poems were read and stories were told by Mrs Shorrock, Subject
Leader for History, and her predecessor Mr Targett, who served
for many decades, but is now retired. These readings opened the
eyes of many to the harsh reality of war, as well as illustrating the
importance of remembrance.
A two minute silence was observed in each service, providing a
perfect opportunity for deep reflection. The silence was ended by a
chilling recital of The Last Post by some of the Academy’s most tal-
This is the traditional bugle call, which is
played at all Commonwealth military fu-
nerals, and brought to those in the congre-
gation a sombre feeling that cannot quite
As they always do, these services reinforced
what every student at the Academy vows to
do – remember them.
Thank you Joe for your very reflective
and moving report. A tribute to this
year’s services and the memory of those
who fell in the Great War and in all wars