Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Head Master Richard Cairns is re-introducing the classic Brighton College Boater for the first time in 47 years. The decree is a moving homage to the 147 Old Brightonians who died during the Great War, and will be in force from Thursday 23rd April to coincide with St. George's Day.

Speaking to the Telegraph, Mr Cairns said: “Most of the boys who left were volunteers and many of them died on the western front during the Great War but they never had a proper visible memorial.

“I wanted to have something in the centenary that young men and women can see and be grateful that they didn’t have to go through the same experience as their predecessors.

“I wanted it to be a physical link between them. The boaters as a symbol are reconnecting the pupils with a former generation of boys who lost their lives so they could be free.”

Read the full article in The Telegraph here >>

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