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18 November 2017

OA Angus Pays Respect at Festival of Remembrance

King’s College OA, Angus Urquhart, had the privilege of participating in the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance last weekend. The Festival, which takes place at London’s Royal Albert Hall, commemorates all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.

Angus, who is currently studying for a BA in War and Society at Swansea University, had the great fortune of working for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission over the summer as part of their Centenary Internship programme.He helped welcome a number of visitors to the cemeteries in the Ypres Salient, particularly the CWGC Tyne Cot Cemetery.

It was during this time that a number of high profile ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Passchendaele took place. Angus was honoured to provide the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a private tour of the Bedford House Cemetery.

Through this opportunity, he was awarded the chance to participate in the 2017 RBL Festival of Remembrance. In the presence of the Queen, Angus and six members of the Centenary Internship programme shared their thoughts of remembrance.

Reflecting on his experiences, Angusa said: “Coming from a military family, I have always known the importance of remembrance. However, I never truly understood the enormity of the sacrifice until I worked in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery. Throughout my life, I therefore pledge to spread the word about their sacrifice, because we must not forget.”

This has certainly been a fantastic year for Angus. We are extremely proud of his achievements and wish him the best of luck for the future.

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