Remembrance Day Commemoration
Posted On: 11/11/14
The centenary of the Great War made this year's Remembrance Day Assembly at the school a very special occasion. Josh Puckey (Year 12) and Will Mugford (Year 13) reenacted the lives of the first two former CRGS students to lose their lives, in November 1914, Cyril Waring and Charles Slade.
Music for the occasion was provided by the CRGS orchestra and choir, and Ben Squire played the Last Post and Reveille on an old bugle from the Machine Gun Corps which is normally mounted in the school library. Reflections were given by OC President, Colonel Richard Kemp and author of 'Everyone a Hero' Godfrey Thomas, and readings were made by School Captain, Tom Fadden and Past President of the OCs Ian Sutherland.
Dave Slade laid a wreath on behalf of the staff and students of the school and Dick Barton laid a wreath from the OC Society. The backdrop for the occasion was the school's WW1 memorial in the School Hall, and the School Archivists, led by Laurie Holmes and Paul Ma, provided all the research and organisation required to make the event so special. Representatives of the whole school community came together in the Hall to remember and show respect for all the fallen and in particular the 76 former CRGS students who have lost their lives in conflict since WW1.
The Headmaster paid tribute to CRGS students past and present in his address.
Pictured: Col Richard Kemp with Will Mugford as Charles Slade.