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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-

ented musicians.

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

be described.

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