On Sunday, November 12th 2023, Corps Security will participate in the National Service of Remembrance March Past at the Cenotaph, to pay tribute to those who have bravely fought for our country.
A group of eight officers from Corps Security, led by former serviceman and divisional director Nigel Horne, will march past the Cenotaph and lay three wreaths on behalf of the Corps associations to honour the fallen.
Corps Security was established in 1859 with the mission of providing employment for former servicemen returning from the Crimean War. The company continues to uphold the military values of loyalty, integrity, and service. It remains proud of its 164-year-heritage in the armed forces and continues to employ many ex-military personnel.
In observance of Remembrance Day this year, a team from Corps Security visited Brookwood Cemetery in Surrey on Saturday 11th November, to lay wreaths at the graves of Commissionaires. Led by honorary Australian Commissionaire Diz Sollesse, the group included Nigel Horne.
To pay respects to the courageous sacrifice of soldiers from the UK, Canada, and Australia, the group placed three wreaths at the obelisk. The monument commemorates the Corps of Commissionaires’ founder, Captain Sir Edward Walter. He began the 1859 campaign to employ Crimean War veterans.
Since its founding, the Corps of Commissionaires has maintained an area of the cemetery as a burial ground for its members and their families. Today, the Corps Heritage Project oversees the active restoration of the grounds, with teams clearing and restoring graves and trimming back the undergrowth.