This year’s Remembrance Service was held at the School in dry, cloudy conditions but carried out to the strict Corona Virus regulations in a somewhat curtailed manner.
There were no visiting guests, the choir members were socially distanced amongst the Sweet Hill trees and only one Junior School year group were in attendance. However, the Corps of Drums preformed, the flag party played their part and the School chaplain, Rev Alan Bayes, led the prayers.
It was my honour to lay the WA wreath in memory of all those OWs who were not able to return Home. The Chair of the Common Room and the Head Boy also laid their wreaths.
Following a socially distanced cup of coffee in the Water Gardens, I then moved on up to Croham Road to lay a Remembrance Cross on the OW Memorial in the Sportsman’s Copse and to sincerely hope that a return to normality next year will see the attendance of many OWs once again.
A full video of the Service is available on the School’s website.