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WW1 Trench

Posted on: November 14, 2014

During the October half term holiday, 12 apprentice airmen from RAF Cosford, dug a replica World War 1 trench in our playing field, which is fully sandbagged and has a raised parapet with sloping glacis.

On Tuesday, 11th November, we had a memorial service just before 11am, where the RAF officially handed over the trench to us during a wreath laying ceremony. There were 18 officers from RAF Cosford, members of the British Legion and a bugler, who played the last post at 11am. Our students and staff read poems and stories from the trench and despite the weather, it was not comparable to the conditions that the soldiers endured during their time in the trenches.

On Friday 14th November, two members of our staff and an officer from RAF Cosford, will be spending the night in the trench to raise funds for the British Legion poppy appeal. Hopefully, the weather will be terrible that night!

To see more pictures of the day, please click here.