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Cadets represent the Merchant Navy at the Festival of Remembrance

Festival of Remembrance 2017Every year, during Remembrance Weekend, the Royal British Legion hosts its Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Festival commemorates those who have lost their lives in conflict, and celebrates those who support members of the armed forces.

This year, fifteen Warsash cadets were invited to represent the Merchant Navy with serving and retired officers. They took part in the services muster alongside members of the armed forces. 

Attended by members of the Royal Family, there are two performances during the day - the evening performance is televised on BBC One and is watched by an audience of 60 million.

The cadets who took part in the ceremony are:

  • Tom Green
  • William Thurston
  • Matthew Gigg
  • Abigail Sanders
  • Joseph Whetton
  • Charlotte Astbury
  • Jack Baker
  • Hannah Bushby
  • James Purcell
  • Douglas Bedford
  • Madeleine Bonham-Jones
  • Max Taylor-Nobbs
  • Alastair Bolton
  • Rachel Sherman
  • Seumas Morrison.

The Festival of Remembrance is available to view on BBC iPlayer and is available until 2 December.