CRC marks Remembrance Day

A moving service of remembrance marked Armistice Day at Cambridge Regional College, with student cadets playing a leading role in the tribute to those who died in war.

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More than 60 student cadets – many of whom will go on to join the Services – were on parade for the annual Remembrance Day service at the college, attended by staff and students.

The start of two minutes’ silence was marked by bugler Ben Morris playing the Last Post, followed by Reveille at the end. Student cadet Connor Post read the Ode of Remembrance to the packed hall.

CRC Principal Anne Constantine said it was important to remember those who had died for their country.

“Remembrance Day is a very special occasion, particularly here at CRC where many of our students go on to join the Services and where staff have served in the Armed Forces,” she said.

“The cadets play a key role in our annual service and put a lot of effort into training to provide a fitting tribute to those who died in war.”

CRC security manager Russ McPherson played the Piper’s Lament on the bagpipes – traditionally played at military funerals – at the end of the service.

A poppy flower bed, built last year to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War, was filled with wooden crosses to mark those who died.

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