Former King’s College pupil Angus Urquhart had the privilege of participating in the Royal British Legion’s annual Festival of Remembrance last weekend at the Royal Albert Hall.
Over the weekend, in the presence of the Queen, he and six members of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Centenary Internship programme shared their thoughts of remembrance with an audience of over five thousand.
Angus, who joined King’s College in 2009, had the great fortune of working for the CWGC over the summer, where he helped to welcome and guide visitors to the cemeteries in the Ypres Salient.
Reflecting on his recent experiences, Angus said: “Coming from a military family, I have always known the importance of remembrance. However, I never truly understood the enormity of the sacrifice until I worked in a Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery. Throughout my life, I therefore pledge to spread the word about their sacrifice, because we must not forget.”
Currently studying toward a BA in War and Society at Swansea University, this is not the first time Angus has brushed shoulders with royalty. Over the summer, he provided the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a private tour of the Bedford House Cemetery as part of the CWGC’s Battle of Passchendaele commemoratio