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Act of Remembrance

 

On Friday 10 November, the entire College community came together for the annual Act of Remembrance on Armistice Day. The College kept two minutes of silence to remember in particular the 865 Old Alleynians and five teaching staff who gave their lives in the service of their country.

The service at the War Memorial was led by the College Chaplain and attended by President of the Alleyn Club, Professor Andrew Tomkins OBE (OA), as well as the outgoing President Sir Colin Rimer OA, and Past Presidents and Fellows of the College.

A blessing of a Victoria Cross commemorative stone was made by the Chaplain in honour of Major Alexander Lafone, VC, 1/1st County of London Yeomanry (Middlesex, Duke of Cambridge’s Hussars). The citation was read by Cdt RSM Edward Curran.

Seven Old Alleynians have been awarded the Victoria Cross - five in the First World War and two in the Second World War. Their portraits hang in the Lower Hall together with replicas of their medals.

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