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Remembrance Day 2012

2nd Lt. Noel Bishop who died aged just 18. He was the youngest OM to die in the war.

On 9th November, the School community gathered together in the traditional Act of Remembrance in front of the Gate of Honour. Wreaths were placed by the Headmaster, Acting Chair of Governors, Dr Roger Chapman, President of the Old Millhillians Club, Mr Andy Mortimer, and representing the CCF, the Senior Cadet, Thomas Morgan.

Once the School community had processed through the Gate of Honour, Sixth Formers and guests moved on to a service in the Chapel conducted by Dr Warden. Removes and Fifth Formers went to The Large where there was a presentation by Mr McDonough. Fourth Formers were in the Patrick Troughton Theatre where they were addressed by Miss Duncan.

The event was filmed by the University of Westminster Film Unit as part of a project dealing with British Autumn Traditions.

On 11th November, the Sunday Telegraph featured a three page article dealing Great War fatality, Captain Alex Todd, the first rugby international to die in the Great War.

Also on 11th, Petty Officers Charley Jacobs, Ellie Davis and Melissa Levy represented the CCF at the dedication of the new war memorial in Belmont Chapel. Whilst the girls were at Belmont, the Corps of Drums lead the Borough commemorations in a march past in Barnet.