Marking Remembrance Sunday 2017
Remembrance Sunday was marked at Bancroft’s with a moving chapel service led by the School’s Chaplain, the Rev Ivan Moore. Parents, staff, pupils and Old Bancroftians packed the School Chapel to joined the two hundred members of the School Combined Cadet Force, as well as representatives from the Sea Scouts and Cubs, as they remembered those from the School community who gave their lives in conflict. The wider Bancroftian community was represented by OBA president Nick Bowman, who was one of the readers, whilst Cubs from the Prep led us in prayer.
Before the service, the CCF marched along Whitehall Road and the High Road, before processing into the School grounds. Following the ceremony, a wreath was laid on the School War Memorial in the Quad by RSM Ciaran Simpkins, while Ben Harris played the Last Post. A second wreath was laid by Cpl Isobel Lockley to remember the fallen of World War 2 and later conflicts, including OB Lt Dan Clack, who was killed whilst on service in Afghanistan in 2011. The traditional two minute silence was marked by all those present. CCF flag bearers were Oscar Saharoy and Jake Botha while the colours of the School’s Sea Scout troop were carried by Sarah Dean and Aarian Judge.