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Remembrance Day

Every seat was taken in the College Chapel on Remembrance Sunday as the Combined Cadet Force attended morning service joined by a number of College parents and friends. The service opened with two musical items sung by the choir; giving the congregation opportunity to reflect. Senior cadets from all three services read the prayers and acted as ushers. Colour Sergeant Rachel Williams read the lesson. The commanding officer, Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Lamb, gave a thought-provoking address considering how the true cost of war goes far beyond even the terrible and immediate loss of life on the battlefield.

Immediately after the service, the cadets paraded on College Field to commemorate those of their forebears from the College who laid down their lives during the wars of the twentieth century. The parade was formed up to face the archway beneath the central tower of the Memorial Block; it is here that the names of the 334 fallen are inscribed. The Last Post and Reveille were sounded by pupil trumpeters and wreaths of poppies were laid by Martin Lulham OE on behalf of the Old Eastbournian Association, and Colour Sergeant Abigail East on behalf of the officers and cadets of the CCF.