On Friday 11 November, the Eton College community gathered in School Yard for a Drumhead Service and Act of Remembrance, organised by the Combined Cadet Force.
Following the Last Post, a collective two-minute silence was held at 11am. A Drumhead Service is a traditional way to conduct a military service outside, in which drums and flags, known as colours, are used as a makeshift altar. Since their origins in the 1700s, Drumhead Services have provided soldiers with a place for reflection and remembrance during armed conflict, or in this case outside.
Services will be held in Lower Chapel and College Chapel on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the contribution of military and civilian servicemen and women who have given their lives to preserve our freedom.