Chatteris school remembers war heroes in Armistice Day service

Over 150 people paid their respects at a remembrance service at Cromwell Community College in Chatteris.

The Remembrance Day ceremony included wreath laying and contributions from pupils and at 10.58am the whole school observed a two minute silence.

The service began at 1.30 pm with a welcome from Principal Ged Roberts. After another minute’s silence and readings from Benjamin Davies, representatives of the college, the Army Cadets, the Air Cadets and the Remembrance Board all laid wreaths along with Claire Humphrey and Clarissa Duggan, the British Legion’s two youngest members,

School pupils then read poems and stories of past war heroes, and Tom Hare and Tom Wayman interviewed war veteran Kenneth Bailey, author of Face of Adversity.

A special remembrance was given to Lee Scott by his father who spoke about the work of Afghan Heroes. The charity was set up to provide support for those directly involved in the Afghanistan conflict and has raised around �600,000 towards the cause.

Mayor of Chatteris, Councillor Peter Murphy, gave a vote of thanks before Hannah Dalton read the poem, For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon.

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