Combined Cadet Force | Posted 08.05.2014

Remembrance Sunday

The Combined Cadet Corps of Stonyhurst College joined members of the local community for their annual Remembrance Sunday Parade and Service at the Hurst Green War Memorial on Sunday 10th November.

Stonyhurst army cadets and their commanding officers, Lt Col Andrew Barber and Regimental Sgt Major Robert Clare were led by members of the Hurst Green British Legion in a march through the village. The Head of the Line, Daniel Fitzgerald, laid a wreath on behalf of Stonyhurst. Fr Joe Waring SJ and the Reverend Gill Mack led the service, and the hymns, military marches and the National Anthem were played by musicians from Stonyhurst College. The Last Post was played by Shannon Gately (Rhetoric).

Earlier, the celebrant at the Stonyhurst Mass was Fr Donal Godfrey, SJ, a former pupil at the College and now a chaplain at San Fransico University. Returning for the first time since 1977 for the OS reunion, he said that his grandfather had told him of lists, posted in the lower gallery each week, of those OS killed in action in World War 2. Fr Donal spoke of war as a failure of humanity and urged Stonyhurst’s present pupils to be men and women for peace and reconciliation.