Tower of London poppies display unveiled for Armistice Day service at Carre’s Grammar School

Richard Green and Catherine Arden unveil the poppy memorial display at Carre's Grammar School on Armistice Day. EMN-151113-144008001
Richard Green and Catherine Arden unveil the poppy memorial display at Carre's Grammar School on Armistice Day. EMN-151113-144008001

Twenty-two ceramic poppies purchased from the hugely successful Tower of London display of 2014 have found a new home in a Sleaford school.

On Wednesday November 11, after a very moving whole school assembly, a display of the 22 poppies was unveiled in the school reception. They represent the 22 Old Boys of the school that are known to have been killed in conflict, not only during the two World Wars but also in more recent times.

The display was unveiled by Richard Green and Catherine Arden - the father and sister of Lt Philip D Green of Caythorpe, who served with the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, and was killed, aged 30, in Iraq in 2003 in a helicopter crash.

The display was made by Ian Scholefield, Paul Mawditt and Nicky Green at the school. The school felt it would be a permanent and fitting tribute to remember past students who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.