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Falmouth School student Louie Draycott received a standing ovation for his performance of the last post at a recent remembrance service. Louie, in Year 8, performed at the 35th annual remembrance service for the H.M.S Ardent Association who remembered the 22 shipmates killed in action during the Falklands war on 21 May 1982. Louie’s grandfather, Peter Brierly, who is secretary of the H.M.S Ardent Association and survived the war.

The service was held in St Nicholas Church H.M.S Drake in Plymouth and attended by H.R.H Duchess of Gloucester. During the ceremony there was a roll of honor presentation followed by the laying of floral tributes and a minutes silence before Louie’s moment to play what was an immaculate rendition of the last post.

Later that evening at the black tie dinner, Louie was presented with a challenge coin which had been specially commissioned by the Ardent Association. It was at this point Louie received a standing ovation for his earlier performance. All of the members of the Ardent Association were very proud of Louie as is everyone at Falmouth School.

Posted on: 8/06/17

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