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Reflection and Respect at the Askham Bryan College Remembrance Ceremony

Date: 11th November 2018

Staff and students at Askham Bryan College joined to mark one hundred years since the end of the First World War in their Remembrance Service, commemorating all those in the armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Catherine Dixon, Chief Executive and a former officer with the Royal Signals, took the salute from the College’s Combined Cadet Force (CCF) as they marched across the campus to the flagpole where a wreath was laid and two minutes’ silence observed. Catherine is the CCF Commanding Officer and is one of only a handful of college Chief Executives in England to have served in the forces.

Rev’d Geoff Mumford of  Copmanthorpe, led the service with Sam Scott, a member of the college staff, playing The Last Post and Reveille on the bugle. A number of students also took on important roles with piper James Moses playing the Lament during the laying of the wreaths and readings by Chloe Courtney and Luke Thompson. 

Speaking about the significance of the service, Catherine said: “Armistice Day is a fundamental part of our heritage and in this particularly poignant year, it is even more important that we reflect on the sacrifices of so many who lost their lives for our freedom. It is an occasion when we join together as a College to reflect and appreciate the way of life which has been made possible for us by their heroism.”

The service took place on Friday 9 November.

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