On Friday 5 November 2021, the CCF at Habs held its Annual Act of Remembrance and Parade on the Aldenham House croquet lawn, attended by current staff and students, parents and other members of the Haberdashers’ community . We remember those Old Haberdashers' and staff who gave their lives in the service of their country.
Current CCF students stood to attention, awaiting the arrival of the CCF Contingent Commander Squadron Leader Pearson and Reverend Brandon who began the service.
Students from the Navy, Army and RAF read the names of Old Haberdashers who had died in the service of their country prior to the sounding of The Last Post. A respectful hush fell across the parade ground for a moment of silence, with members of the school community standing to attention in unity with the CCF.
Wreaths were laid at the School War Memorial by Headmaster, Mr Lock and President of the Old Haberdashers' Association, Mr Blessley.
Following the service, staff and pupils from the CCF joined members of the school community in the Old Refectory for afternoon tea, where memories and experiences were shared.
The next week, on Thursday 11 November, our Prep School pupils lined up along croquet lawn path to listen to Senior School pupils, along with Head of Prep Mr Rossetti, and reflected on the lives of those who had fallen during war. Cadets from the Navy, Army and RAF stood to attention as the Prep pupils remained in respectful silence and a wreath was laid by Mr Rossetti and a Prep pupil at the School War Memorial.