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15 November

Remembrance Day 2019

On Monday 11th November we shared a very special Remembrance Day with OVs returning to King’s to remember those lost and especially our fallen OVs. The day began with a beautiful service held in Worcester Cathedral with OV Lt Col Rob Poole RAMC (H 93-98) as our speaker. Rob spoke of his military career so far and how it is important that we continue to think of and support our servicemen and women and their families.

During the service Alec Mackie (Cl 47-56) (pictured right) represented the OV community by laying a wreath on behalf of the former pupils of King’s.

Following the service, we were fortunate to enjoy a fascinating lecture from history teacher Tom Sharp (Hon OV) titled, ‘A school prepared for war?’ The King’s School in the 1930s. It was interesting to learn about how the school coped with the pressures of the Great Depression and impending war as well as learning about what life would have been like in Criccieth, Wales for the staff and pupils who spent the academic year there back in 1939.

The day ended on College Green with a poignant CCF Roll Call of OV Fallen. The CCF were outstanding and it was very moving to hear them call out the names of the fallen OVs who once stood in their shoes.