It was standing room only as students and staff remembered the fallen at Hartpury College’s annual Remembrance Day Service today.
Students from the Uniformed Public Services course welcomed visitors and gave out Orders of Service for the ceremony in Hartpury’s international indoor arena.
More than 600 students and staff attended to listen to poignant readings by Hartpury Principal, Russell Marchant, A-level History student, Ryan Clark, Director of HR and Residential Services, Lesley Worsfold and RAF Squadron Leader, Steve Bryce, who also led the “We will remember them” responsive reading (The Kohima) following a two-minute silence.
The service was led by the chaplain, Phil Metcalf, which ended with Phil Webb from the Salvation Army playing ‘The Last Post’.
Hartpury Principal, Russell Marchant, said: “It was fantastic to see so many of our students and staff paying their respects to the servicemen and women who have lost their lives serving their country. The two-minute silence was impeccably observed and all the students were a credit to the college.”