Remembrance Day 2020
Every year, on the 11th day of the 11th month, we, at Waverley College, remember the men and women of our Nation who have served, and continue to serve, for our country and our freedoms. This year, the Waverley College Cadet Unit commemorated Remembrance Day with a Ceremonial Parade in the Gymnasium.
Observed by our recruits in Year 8, and broadcast to the rest of the school, members of Flag Party, Catafalque Party and the Guard, accompanied by the Senior Ranks, conducted a flawless parade of solemnity and dignity. A wreath was laid by CPL Mitchell Cahill and CPL Finn Backlund, and the Last Post and Rouse were expertly played by WO2 Daniel McSweeny. Marking a new and special tradition, we were joined by St Catherine’s cadets, WO2 Alison Zaczek and WO2 Sophia Voigt as members of the Guard and Flag Party, respectively. The Ceremonial Parade was led by the beat of the Drum Corps, commanded by Drum Major Harrison Gippel.
Remembering the courage, commitment and pride of those who have gone before us, reminds us that we are very much a part of a bigger picture and gives context to the traditions that the Waverley College Cadet Unit follows. We were so proud of the mature approach all gave to the occasion, ably commanded by the SUO, Mark Gaponov.