This November, Habs Girls and Habs Boys united together for Remembrance Day. This included parades and services, with junior and senior students all gathering to mark the occasion.

The Annual CCF Remembrance Parade was attended by Cadets from Navy, Army and RAF Sections paraded together on the Croquet Lawn, ably marshalled by Colonel Major Sandercock and led by Cadet Warrant Officer Kishan (Upper Sixth).

The parade and guests observed a prayer for the fallen, before hearing the names of Old Haberdashers lost in service during both World Wars. Contingent Commander Squadron Leader Pearson gave a moving speech, followed by the Last Post, salute and Reveille, played to perfection by bugler, Sergeant Ben (Lower Sixth).

Rounding off the parade, our Executive Principal, Mr Gus Lock and President of the Old Haberdashers Association, Mr Colin Blessley both laid wreaths at the School’s Memorial. It was a moving and poignant tribute to the service personnel lost over the years.

Meanwhile, all pupils and staff from Year 2 to Year 6 gathered in front of the school memorial. In their own act of remembrance, our students showed great maturity, reflecting on the huge sacrifices made to ensure the freedom we have today.

On Remembrance Sunday, Year 6 students from both the Prep and Junior Schools also took part in the Radlett Remembrance Parade. Walking alongside other local groups, the parade included the Scouts, Guides, Rainbows, Brownies, the armed forces and the emergency services.

Thank you to all those who attended our Remembrance events, and to our students who represented Habs so well. Lest we forget.