Corps Security is proud of its military links and Remembrance Day is an important part of our calendar. It firmly connects Corps Security to our 160-year-old military roots.
But this year’s Remembrance Day, like so much else about 2020, will be different. Instead of taking part in the National Service of Remembrance March Past and laying wreaths at the Cenotaph and other memorials across the UK as in previous years, we will be in another national lockdown.
Instead, Nigel Horne, our regional operations director who joined Corps following nine years of service in The British Army, will be laying wreaths to represent the three main entities of the Corps (UK, Australia and Canada) at our cemetery in Brookwood the day before lockdown starts. He will also visit the military cemeteries for the Allied nations there at the same time.
“Although the commemorations for Remembrance Day will be subdued this year, they are no less important than in previous years,” said Mike Bullock, CEO of Corps Security. “Founded in 1859 to address the employment difficulties faced by ex-servicemen on return from the Crimean War, we still employ a large number of ex-military personnel and Remembrance Day marks a historic link of unity for the team. We will remember all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.”
Horne, who is also champion for Corps’ participation in the Remembrance Day commemorations added: “Having come from a military background, I know first-hand that events like this link us all to our roots and to something bigger than ourselves. This year our teams have been on a different front line, supporting our clients through the pandemic, often working in challenging conditions. Remembrance Day is a reminder that our founding military values of loyalty, integrity and service still prevail today.”