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A Family Remember

A Family Remember

Remembrance Sunday proved to be a special day for Cadet Lance Corporal Daniel Jones. At the Avenue of Remembrance, in the company of fellow cadets from his Bourne Detachment, he stood silently to honour the fallen. Later that day, Daniel headed to Oakham to meet up with his grandfather, Peter Baker OBE, who also had Remembrance […]

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HM Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets appointed

HM Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets appointed

The inauguration of HM Lord-Lieutenant’s cadets took place at Sobraon Barracks, Lincoln on 31st October. Leading Cadet Aimee Cambell – Training Ship Wrangler, Lincoln, Cadet Flight Sergeant Oliver Blakey – 141 (Boston) Squadron and Cadet Sergeant Elina Zebrekste – Boston Detachment received their Badge of Office from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant, Mr Toby Dennis. A Lord Lieutenant’s […]

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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

Boston High remembers the 11th of November.

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Remembrance Day 2015

Remembrance Day 2015

Armistice Day is on 11 November and is also known as Remembrance Day. Remembrance Day is all about those who have fallen in war. The special day marks the end of the World War One, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. As soon as Big Ben strikes 11am, […]

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Ceramic Poppies Dispatch Underway

Ceramic Poppies Dispatch Underway

The first batch of the Tower of London’s ceramic poppies has been dispatched across the country.  Last week, the beautiful, ceramic poppies from the Tower of London were removed leaving the ground bare. There were about 8,000 volunteers, who removed 888,246 hand-made poppies from the ground. These elegant poppies have now been sold for £25 […]

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Tower of London Poppy Display Won the Hearts of Millions

Tower of London Poppy Display Won the Hearts of Millions

Over the months running up to Armistice Day, over four million people have visited the Tower of London poppy art exhibition – making it the most popular art installation ever produced in this country. Since July, 888,246 poppies have been planted at the Tower of London. Visitors have included the Royal Family, politicians and, of […]

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Burgh School Remembers

Burgh School Remembers

  Inspired by the art installation at the Tower of London, one Lincolnshire school has made its own ‘sea of poppies’. Although Burgh School has not been able to match the four million who flocked to the Tower, their art display, which has now moved from the hall to the reception area, has proved a […]

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Remembrance in Horncastle

Remembrance in Horncastle

In my role as a  Public Relations Officer for the Army Cadet Force (ACF), I spent Sunday morning in Horncastle to celebrate Remembrance Sunday. The streets of the town were crowded as the parade, consisting of many local organisations, made its way to a packed St Mary’s Church and, later, to the old War Memorial Hospital. One of […]

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100 years on from World War One: Lights go out across Britain

100 years on from World War One: Lights go out across Britain

At 11pm on the 4th August 1914 Britain declared war and during the four years of conflict 900,000 UK servicemen and women lost their lives.  In memory of those that lost their lives and fought in the conflict thousands of lights were switched off across the country and candles were lit from 10:00pm until 11:00pm […]

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Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

Tomorrow is a time of remembrance, when we reflect on the ultimate sacrifice of those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. The procession through Whitehall, past the Cenotaph, is always an emotionally-charged occasion.   YJA journalists will be at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday to report on a […]