Battle's Over

Royal Hospital School invites the local community to join them in commemorating 100 years since the end of WWI

The Royal Hospital School is playing its part in Battle's Over, an international commemoration marking 100 years since the guns fell silent at the end of World War I.

Battle's Over – A Nations Tribute takes place on November 11 2018 and has been devised and planned by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR. He has organised major royal celebrations and international events for more than 36 years and has been working on Battle's Over for more than four years.

Mr Mike Barraclough, history teacher at the Royal Hospital School, said: "We are proud to be playing a part in this historic international event to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War, and to recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by the men and women from our own community."

The school invites local residents and members of the wider community to join them on their parade ground in their tribute as they take part in the Beacons of Light and Ring Out for Peace, which is taking place in more than 1,000 locations in the British Isles and overseas.


6.50pm Reading: A Tribute to the Millions

6.55pm Bugler: Last Post

7.00pm Beacons of Light: the lighting of a beacon to signify the light of peace that emerged from the darkness of four years of war

7.05pm Ringing out for Peace: the school bell and the bells of Holbrook and Stutton will ring out at the same time as over 1,000 churches and cathedrals in the British Isles and overseas.

"It's wonderful to see the event being embraced by so many organisations and communities in this country and around the world. The centenary of the end of the Great War is an opportunity to acknowledge the enormous sacrifice made by the millions of men and women who died or were wounded, as well as those who worked tirelessly at home in our fields and factories. It has been a privilege to work on this project with the support of so many amazing organisations," said Mr Peek

There is no need to book in advance, please arrive at the Royal Hospital School, Parade Ground (IP9 2RX) at 6.30pm to join in the commemorations.