The ceremony of Remembrance was held at The French Military Cemetery, Brookwood. The ceremony is both solemn and full of emotion
Military and civilian representatives of the organisations in the U.K. were present.
The Senators and the Deputy for the U.K. with the new Consul General Samer MELKI were present with the new Ambassador of France in the middle and at her right the Defence Attaché Admiral Hervé HAMELIN
The military and civilian organisations before laying their wreaths.
On the 2nd and 3rd November the Society took part in the official visits organised by the FAFGB, of which the Society is a longtime member. It was a first visit to the Senate but annual visits took place to the National Assembly before the pandemic.
Hamish was the Society’s First Academic Director, he died in London on 22 October 2022, aged 87 years.
Appointed by the Board as it first Academic Director in the mid 1990s, he continued in that role for almost a decade and then supported his successor. He gave his support to the Society’s events. The last time was at the Résidence in London for the Maritime Colloquium in June this year.
The news was not a surprise, but it was a shock. I remember hearing, when in primary school, from a weeping teacher of the death of King George VI, and feeling, like my classmates, both awed and uncertain. Many years later, I understand the feeling.
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