Lincoln College marks British Legion Centenary

Lincoln College marked the centenary of the Royal British Legion with a remembrance service and outdoor British values lesson.

Staff and the college’s Air & Defence students were joined by HM Lord Lieutenant for Lincolnshire and Patron of the RBL Lincolnshire, Toby Dennis, along with Royal British Legion representatives.

Lincoln College Group CEO Gary Headland DL said: “The Royal British Legion is an incredible organisation, which I am proud to support as President in the County of Lincolnshire. 

“At Lincoln College, we decided to use the 100th anniversary of the RBL as an opportunity to promote the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, and for those without faith, which is part of our curriculum.”

“The selfless sacrifice of some many women and men of the Armed Forces, and their families, is what allows us to enjoy those British Values and frankly I can’t think of a better way to recognise the special anniversary of the RBL than by promoting it to our younger generations. 

Chair of Lincoln College Board of Corporation James Pinchbeck said: “This educational session and act of remembrance to mark RBL’s 100th anniversary was hugely important in terms of the significance of the charity’s work to the people of Lincolnshire.”

Mollie Roofe, who is studying ADC Computing Level 3, laid a wreath during the service. She said she felt proud to have taken park.

“I was a little nervous at first, especially being there in front of all those people, but I feel proud to have been chosen to do it on behalf of the Air and Defence College.” 

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