On Sunday 11th November friends and family joined the Welbeck students and staff for their annual Remembrance Service around the fountains. Despite rain earlier that morning, the weather cleared and the sun came out for the Parade.
The service was led by The Reverend Ian Kemp CF – Chaplain, The Second Battalion the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment. The Chaplain read out the names of the six fallen Welbexians and The Last Post was followed by two minutes silence.
Wreaths were laid by:
Colonel Robert Martin OBE DL
Brigadier David Eastman MBE
Five wreaths were laid by the youngest Cadets from each of the Services at the College.
The College Band expertly accompanied the congregation for the hymns, and brought the Service to a close with the National Anthem.
Four returning students attended the Service, all of whom are currently in their first term at Sandhurst.
To mark the Centenary of the First World War, a wreath was laid following the Service by the visiting dignitaries at the College Memorial. In this Centenary year, ‘There But Not There’ is a special commemorative event for the Fallen represented by the nationwide installation of life-size silhouettes of soldiers. The College community raised the funds to purchase two of these ‘Tommy Figures’ which were on display next to the College fountains.