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Pupils from Pangbourne College took part in the Falklands Battle Day commemoration in the traditional manner, at the Cenotaph in central London on Saturday 9th December.

The traffic was stopped in Whitehall, and the service was conducted by former Rector of Christchurch Cathedral in Stanley, the Rev Richard Hines.

The Colour Guard was provided by Pangbourne pupils and the Royal Navy reserve London. 

A Royal Marine bugler sounded the Last Post, and flags were lowered for the two minutes silence.

Although Battle Day commemorates the Battle of the Falklands on the 8th December 1914 when a German fleet was defeated by the Royal Navy, it is also a moment to remember those who fell liberating the Falklands following Argentina’s invasion in 1982.

On completion of the service, the students managed a brief visit to outside No. 10 Downing street.

 

 

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