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Remembrance

November 11, 2012

It would be more than a little amiss if this blog didn’t acknowledge Remembrance Sunday so here’s a slightly varied post.

On Friday I led a session at the Tower of London with our secondary schools partner, Prendergast Ladywell Fields College on Remembrance, who brought brought nine students to the Tower to interview our Chief Yeoman Warder, Alan Kingshott, as well as three currently serving members of the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, whose headquarters are at the Tower.  It was the first time these students had ever met a professional soldier so hearing about their experiences helped them to gain a better understanding of Remembrance.  As most students were not originally of UK origin this type of session is an important way of getting them to understand the importance of a shared national consciousness.  Here’s a couple of photos.

And in case you’re not able to get to a Remembrance service, here’s a short clip from the Remembrance Service at the Royal Albert Hall from 2011 and then from the Cenotaph in 2010.  If you’ve not had a chance to get to the service at the Cenotaph (I realise many of you are not London-based) it’s really a very worthwhile and moving experience.

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