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RBL Claines Remembrance Service

To support the RBL in their service of Remembrance to those fallen in the Wars since WW1. It was also felt highly relevant that the young cadets could become involved in remembering its services for free.

Aims

To support the RBL in their service of Remembrance to those fallen in the Wars since WW1. It was also felt highly relevant that the young cadets could become involved in remembering its services for free.  

Background

The RBL has at RGS a very loyal supporter in a member of the support staff whose son has served in the military and between the two the partnership was initiated. The Headmaster and Contingent Commander were in total agreement that the cadets should be involved.

Resources

The resources are the cadets, who offer their time willingly, giving up a Sunday morning. The cadets meet up in uniform at the RBL Hall and march with the RBL to Claines Church. The Contingent Commander (school teacher) marches with them the School makes no financial contribution to the partnership, instead offering it’s time and services.

Impact

There is no way to provide quantitative assessment of the benefits of this activity other than since its inception cadet numbers have risen from 7 to 19. Participation is purely voluntary, the Church is always full and the impact on the congregation of our presence alongside the veterans and scout organization is evident. We do receive thank you emails as well as a certificate illustrating our association and thanks with the RBL.

Pupil Involvement

The RGS Cadets are from all three services and both genders. We are also joined in the Remembrance Parade by members of the local Sea Scouts, Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. The age of the CCF Cadets are usually members of Year Eleven to Upper Sixth.

Frequency

The CCF attends this event annually.