Young Lions pay respects on Remembrance Sunday - The Rugby Observer

Young Lions pay respects on Remembrance Sunday

Rugby Editorial 14th Nov, 2023 Updated: 14th Nov, 2023   0

TIME stood still at Webb Ellis Road on Sunday (November 12) as Rugby Lions’ Cubs, Minis and Juniors stopped to pay their respects to the fallen.

The children brought out wreaths before two ex-servicemen – Staff Sergeant Jim Roney of the Royal Corps of Transport and Major Roger Weddell – who served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, lay them on the pitch.

Following the sounding of the Last Post, the players aged two to 18-years-old stood silent for two minutes before the playing of Reveille.

Club chairman, Jamie Lambert, said: “I could not have been prouder of our players showing the respect of our fallen.

“Some of our players are so very young, but they understand, or are being taught the importance of showing respect for our armed forces.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jim and Roger and all our volunteers for their assistance to make this presentation a success.”

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