Time to reflect

November 12, 2018

Members of HRFCA had the privilege of attending Remembrance Services conducted throughout the Highland Area.  

Services included Armed Forces Covenant signatories and Employer Recognition Scheme silver award winners Aviva, who commemorated the Armistice at their offices in Perth on Friday 9th November.

2Lt Andy Cross with the wreaths.

The event , the first of its kind conducted by the company, was organised by Second Lieutenant Andy Cross, a reservist commanding the Signals Platoon at 7Scots. 

Members of staff read citations before Abbie Maclaughlan of Perth Grammar  School gave a powerful recital of ‘In Flanders Fields’ – A poem by John McCrae.

The choir from Perth Grammar School sing ‘Only Remembered’.

Piper Ross McGregor piped a lament and a two minutes silence was held to remember those who lost their lives in service to their country. To mark the end of the Remembrance Service the last post was sounded and the school children sang a version of ‘Only Remembered’.

Following the service, wreaths were laid at the feet of the ‘Tommies’ and individuals paid their respects by laying poppy crosses at the building’s war memorial.

Elsewhere, other commemorative events were attended by HRFCA Association members and Seathwood Staff, with wreaths laid at Remembrance services in Dundee Law, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Perth, in Fife, Alloa, Tullibody and Sauchie, Gifford, Giffordtown and at HMS Unicorn in Dundee.

Wreaths were laid at Dundee war memorial.

Also in Fife, hundreds attended to pay their respects and to participate in the ‘Pages of the Sea’ project, which saw large-scale portraits of service men and women etched into the sand before being covered by the incoming tide. Sculptor Jamie Wardley and filmmaker Danny Boyle created the project. Danny Boyle said: ‘The portraits bring the sacrifice of those who lived and died 100 years ago right into the here and now.’

Portraits of service men and women disappearing by the tide.