The Cathedral School is proud of its strong connection to the Defence community and is privileged to have Cathedral parent Major Paul Garth of the 5th Aviation Regiment as a guest speaker at our Remembrance Day services.

Paul’s children Chelsea (Year 3) and Liam (Year 1) are part of the Junior School Defence Club, which was responsible for creating the magnificent display at the entrance of Heatley House. Each poppy colour represents a unique aspect of Remembrance Day; Red, a memorial to World War I and following conflicts; White, remembering people who died in conflict with a focus on an end to war; Purple, remembering animal victims of war; and Black, commemorating the contributions of black, African and Carribean communities to the war effort – as servicemen and servicewomen, and as civilians.

Major Paul spoke about the ultimate sacrifice made by those who have fallen, and another great sacrifice of time being spent away from family – in reflection of his extended service in the Afghanistan conflict.

We thank all of those who currently serve, and remember those we have lost in conflict.

Lest we forget.

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