Remembrance Day 2022

Pupils and staff from across the College have been paying their respects in acts of Remembrance.

Both Junior and Senior School pupils have been selling poppies for Poppy Scotland as well as attending assemblies, learning further about Armistice and honouring the armed forces who have lost their lives. 

Mrs Smith, Head of Senior School shared: “This week, Senior School pupils have paid their respects to those who lost their lives in WW1, including the 317 pupils and staff of Robert Gordon’s College. Wreaths were laid at the war memorial plaque in the Auld Hoose by S1 pupils, Eva and Oliver, S3 pupil Tanish, S4 pupil Darcey and S6 School Captains Francesca and Matthew. Mr Sumner piped a lament during Assemblies as we took the time to reflect and remember.”

CCF Remembrance Service

Earlier in the week, pupils from the Combined Cadet Force came together for their annual Service of Remembrance Parade. Over 150 cadets and 100 Pipe Band musicians were on parade and were joined by 150 Gordonians, friends of the College and family members in MacRobert Hall. The moving service was conducted by Reverend Louis Kinsey, with cadets providing readings throughout.

The service was then followed by a Contingent Inspection, where we were delighted to welcome back former pupils Capt Gavin J. Edward, Royal Navy and Major (Retd) accompanied by member of the Royal Company of Archers and King's Bodyguard in Scotland, Nicholas Champion MBE (both Class of ‘90), who acted as Reviewing Officers.

After the parade, a wreath was placed at the College War Memorial by Dr David Cameron, Lord Provost and Lord Lieutenant for the City of Aberdeen.

During the evening reception, The Gordon Campbell Sword was presented by Gordon Campbell Snr to Pipe Major Sam R for his outstanding contribution to the Pipe Band over several years. The sword was donated by the Campbell family in memory of their son and brother Cpl Gordon Campbell, RGC Class of '97, of the Royal Marines and Special Boat Service, who lost his life in 2006 while serving his country.

Robert Gordon's College Rolls of Honour: World War 1 and World War 2

In the lead up to Remembrance Day, the College Archivists, assisted by senior cadets, have taken the opportunity to update the online versions of the Rolls of Honour, which commemorate all Gordonians and members of staff who lost their lives during World War 1 and World War 2.