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On the morning of Wednesday 11 November, St John’s held a short service where pupils, staff and Old Johnians congregated around the School’s Quad to commemorate Armistice Day. The School Chaplain, Rev. Charlie Moloney, prayed on behalf of St John’s, and read the Act of Remembrance.
Lt Col Ainsley Rawlings and WO2 Steve Vine stood alongside Cadet WO Tom Wall (Upper Sixth, West) and Cadet WO Sophie Evans (Upper Sixth, South), who lowered the School’s Combined Cadet Force banners in a salute of respect.
The Last Post was sounded on the trumpet by Joshua Geddes (Lower Sixth, West), signalling 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month. The School fell silent for two minutes, remembering the fallen and reflecting on the humility of war, and those Old Johnians who have given their lives to conflict.
The Headmaster, School Captain Lize Vogel (Upper Sixth, Haslewood), and OJ Bill Mallalieu then placed wreaths on the restored War Memorial in the centre of the Quad, before listening to the Chaplain’s prayers once more.
Further images are available in the Remembrance 2015 photo gallery.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.
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