Armistice Day Commemorations


11 November 2016

Both campuses held, for the first time, formal Armistice Day events today. Supported by the poppy installations at each campus and by students Rachel Allcock who read the Kkohima Epitaph and Andrew Farrow, Evie Daley and Eleanor Bedford who played the Last Post and Reveille, it was very moving to see so many students and staff remembering with thanksgiving and sorrow those who died for their country in war.

One member of staff commented particularly on how the falling of the autumn leaves during the 2 minutes silence seemed to echo the falling poppies that are such a feature of the The Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance.