In honour of all of the casualties and fatalities of the World Wars, Pembroke held its annual Remembrance chapel service last Sunday. This sombre and thought provoking event was attended by children and staff, as well as parents and members of the wider community. We listened to readings and poems, and held a minute’s silence concluded by the last post played expertly by our very own Miss Shoukry. We also learnt about Pembrokian and RAF pilot Derek Ian Graham, who was the second pupil ever to enrol in Pembroke House. He fought in WWII and died in battle in 1942. It was very humbling to remember those Pembrokians who gave their lives both in Kenya and abroad fighting for security and peace, and we have added Derek Graham’s name to our plaque of remembrance in the Christina chapel.
“At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.”