College gathers together to remember

Published: November 12, 2021
Remembrance Service

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More than 1,000 students and staff took part in the annual remembrance parade and commemoration.

The Armistice Day service was held outside the college’s Haybridge campus in Wellington, starting at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

The parade was led by the college’s public uniformed services students, and also included many representatives from Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, the Royal Navy, and British Army reserves.

Remembrance Service

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Former military police officer Bob Jenkins delivered a recital, A level student Christiana Staton had her poem ‘A Soldier’s Goodbye’ read out during the ceremony, and tutor Stuart Gregory played The Last Post.

Staff and students at Telford College joined people across the county who marked the day when the allies signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany at Compiégne, France, at 11am on November 11, 1918, bringing World War I to a close.

Remembrance Service

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A two minute silence was observed at 11am to show respect for those who lost their lives during the war – giving their tomorrows for our todays.