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A Week of Remembrance

21 Nov 2023
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Guard of Honour at The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior
Guard of Honour at The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

Our Remembrance events began at Westmister Abbey where Dukies formed a Guard of Honour at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior. Dukies are proud to have been the Honour Guard since 1920, when they first stood to guard the body of the Unknown Warrior as it arrived in Dover. As part of the journey of the British Torch of Remembrance, students accompanied the torch to Belgium and attended several services in Ypres, Roeselare, Bredena and Brussels

The School's Remembrance events culminated with current students joined on parade by former students, to an audience of friends and family. Wreaths were laid at the School Cenotaph including a wreath laid by Chairman Chris Barlow on behalf of the OBA and by Chris Winter Chair for the TDA. A service was held in the Chapel, Dukie Rev Chris Winter read a sermon and the congregation sang their hearts out to Jerusalem and Sons of the Brave amongst other favourite hymns. Finally, the School Colours were laid upon the altar.

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