Two Minutes silence

“Around the UK, people observed the annual two minutes’ silence at 11:00 GMT to mark the day in 1918 when World War One ended. The tradition of two minutes’ silence to remember the dead began exactly a year after the end of World War One.

The coronavirus pandemic affected commemorations this year, although remembrance services and events were allowed, provided there were strict social distancing measures.” Credit: BBC News 11 November 2020

At CPL any members of the team who wished to, were invited to take time out to reflect on Remembrance Day and many of the team did this at 11am on Wednesday 11th November. Whilst this year is rather unusual, it is good to note that so many in the UK chose to remember all those who lived and died in circumstances far worse than our own.

Thinking back to those who fought in WWI, WWII and the many other conflicts across the world, Richard Hefford Hobbs, Chairman of CPL, recalled his great grandfathers and shared with us some family photographs, George Hobbs who served in the Cavalry Machine Gun Corps, taken in 1916 near Verdun, and also his Great Grandfather Acre who served as a Regimental Sergeant Major in the Royal Marines, taking a well-earned rest.