REMEMBRANCE was commemorated at Lord Wandsworth College in their annual service, which was attended by the last surviving Dam Buster.

The service took place at the College in Long Sutton, Hook on Friday 10 November and celebrated the lives of pupils who were lost in battle during WW2.

They were honoured to have Squadron Leader George ‘Johnny’ Johnson MBE DFM, in attendance, who was a former pupil at the school and is the last surviving Dam Buster who served with the RAF from 1940 to 1967.

Johnny was a pupil at Lord Wandsworth College from 1933 until 1940 and took part in the wreath procession and a special unveiling ceremony.

Johnny also unveiled their new war memorial which was designed, developed and project managed by LWC pupils as part of their ‘Pupil Voice’ initiative.

The new memorial bears the names of all of the former school pupils who were lost during both the wars.

The children decided that they wanted to build a fitting tribute to those who had fallen during the war following a discussion with the Head of History, Mr Tom Shedden.

The students helped to raise the funds for the building of the war memorial Staff, guests and pupils from both LWC and Long Sutton Primary gathered together for a poignant service led by Lord Wandsworth College Chaplain Pete Maidment.

The service was made all the more spectacular with a fly by from a chinook from RAF Odiham to really mark the occasion.

The Lord Wandsworth College Headmaster, Adam Williams said: “It was a privilege and an honour to have Johnny Johnson here today and we are very grateful to him and his family for joining us on what was an incredibly special occasion.”

Johnny said: “Respect must go to the children who raised the money for the memorial to be built.”

He also stated that it’s a great way to remember the pupils at the school who died in the wars, it will be a long-lasting tribute to them.

The memorial lists the names of 22 service people who were former pupils that gave their lives for their country.