On Remembrance Sunday our Combined Cadet Force joined the local branch of the Royal British Legion in its parade and commemoration of The Fallen.
On Sunday 12 November, under cloudy skies, the pavements of Kimbolton High Street swelled as Wing Commander Dunn led the Remembrance Parade as the Contingent Commander of Kimbolton School's Combined Cadet Force supporting the local Royal British Legion's branch's Act of Remembrance.
The three CCF sections consisting of the Royal Navy, including cadets from St Peters School in Huntingdon, the Army and the Royal Air Force did a superb job on the day, with upwards of 350 cadets marching and observing the traditional Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial.
We were delighted to be joined by Old Kimboltonians who are either currently in active service with the Armed forces, or who are former CCF cadets. We also welcomed representatives from the local Guides, Scouts, Beavers and Cup troops, who joined us in marching and laying poppy wreaths at the War Memorial before attending a service of Remembrance at St Andrew’s Church.
The RAF guard was commanded Corporal Izzy D. The band was led by Drum Major Lloyd B and Toby S-D did an outstanding job playing The Last Post and Reveille.
On the Friday beforehand, both the Prep School and Senior School paused at 11am to observe the Act of Remembrance. At the Senior School, pupils gathered around the West Lawn, while younger children from Reception to Year 6 formed a circle in the courtyard at the Prep School.