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Remembrance Service 2019

Marking 101 years since the end of World War One, over 150 members of the HAC congregated at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate Church for the Company’s annual Service of Remembrance on Friday 8 November.

The service followed traditional proceedings, including the carrying of the Old Comrades Association standard to the altar, a lesson read by the Regimental Colonel and the laying of a wreath in the Regimental Memorial Chapel by the Commanding Officer.

Hymns and the National Anthem were sung by the full congregation, with additional solemnity added by anthems from the church choir. The Last Post signalled a two-minute silence and, following traditional prayers, a retiring collection was taken for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.

The Service was conducted by The Reverend Chris Trundle CF as our own Padre was unfortunately absent on duty, with a parish welcome from the Reverend David Armstrong of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate. Prior to the Service, last year’s wreath was re-laid on the Memorial Cross at the entrance to the churchyard gardens.

Commemorating the lives of those who have died during service for the HAC and the wider armed forces remains as significant today as during the past centenary and so we thank all those who were able to join us at this year’s Service.