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Remembrance 2018

Remembrance Sunday 2018

This year, Remembrance Sunday was a remarkable and memorable occasion. In past years, the High Street parade has been well attended but this year the turnout was exceptional. Hundreds lined the route as the parade, led as usual by the Branch Royal British legion marched from the school to the war memorial and the church. Here the names of the fallen of Kimbolton were read out by British legion member John Hill followed by the names of the fallen from Kimbolton School, read out by the current Headmaster Jonathon Belbin. Wreaths were laid at the war memorial by all the local associations, including a representative of the American Armed Forces, Tech Sgt. Gavin Ward, to remember those American servicemen stationed on Kimbolton airfield during WW2 who gave their lives in the cause of peace. At exactly eleven o’clock, two minutes silence was held before the Standards were paraded into the church, led by the current British Legion Standard bearer Brian Strand with his escorts. As usual, the church was absolutely filled and the sermon was given this year by an Old Kimboltonian.

The march past through the High Street after the service was led by four horses and riders dressed in WW1attire (representing the cavalry and the role played by horses during WW1) followed by the Royal British Legion and the school CCF forces. The salute was taken by the Guest of Honour, The Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Lady Duberly. She made a short speech to all those who marched saying quite poignantly that this was one of the best, smartest, well-rehearsed, parade she had ever attended. Well done all those concerned.

The British Legion members and our Poppy Collectors were then entertained at the school by the Headmaster to drinks and canapés.