More than 2000 pupils, parents, staff, alumni and other friends of the Royal Hospital School came to Holbrook on a stunning autumnal Sunday to mark Remembrance Day.
Thank you to Eliza Rowe for these pictures of the day
A whole-school parade of 700 pupils, including the impressive guard and marching band, was followed by a moving service in the Chapel with the sermon conducted by former Chaplain of the Fleet, The Reverend Dr Charles Stewart. Dr Stewart was Chaplain at the Royal Hospital School from 2000 until 2010.
The salute was taken by Royal Marine and former RHS pupil, Major Roland Brading, who is the officer commanding at the rehabilitation company at Lympstone Royal Marine Training Centre, Devon.
The cathedral-proportioned, Chapel was filled to capacity and the choir were, as ever, impressive as they sang anthem, Call of Wisdom by Will Todd, despite returning from the Royal Albert Hall late on Saturday night where they led the worship at the Festival of Remembrance.
After the proceedings, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles commented on the day, “outside of Whitehall there is no more fitting a place to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. The whole occasion – Divisions and the Chapel Service – brought tears to my eyes”.
The Royal Hospital School is a coeducational boarding and day school for 11 to 18 years olds set in 200 acres of Suffolk countryside overlooking the River Stour. http://www.royalhospitalschool.org