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Posted on: November 11th 2018

On Friday, we held our own service of Remembrance, led by our excellent Heads of School and Staff.  

Every year we tell the story of Feltonfleet Old Boys who were involved in world and recent wars. This year the focus in honouring the fallen was the story of Robert Leslie Bell. Robert boarded at Feltonfleet with his brother Dickie and both brothers served in the forces.  Robert was in the RAF and tragically lost his life in a flying accident in 1946.  His niece, Jane Slaymaker, attended the service and read a piece written by Robert’s nephew entitled, ‘The uncle I never knew’. It was a poignant and moving reminder of the personal tragedies that lie behind all wars.

The customary silence was framed by the evocative trumpet playing of ‘Last Post’ and ‘Reveillé’ by one of our Year 8 pupils, Tom G.  After the service in the Ashbee Theatre our core community value of Respect was clearly evident in the conduct of every member of the school body during the laying of wreaths outside.  The whole community, from Nursery children to older pupils and visiting grandparents, waited silently in front of our memorial on the Terrace Lawn whilst the senior pupils laid crosses for the fallen to complete our Remembrance observance.  It was a truly moving occasion.

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