LLOYD’S Remembrance Day ceremony

Anniversaries, Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Insurance and Reinsurance, Marine Insurance, Maritime History and Museums — By on November 11, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Lloyds-of-London-AAS-225x300Tuesday 11 November 2014 – Lloyd’s today observed a two-minute silence as 5, 000 poppy petals fell onto the underwriting floor to mark the anniversary of the World War One armistice. (source: Lloyd’s of London)

As part of its annual Remembrance Day ceremony, an underwriting room full of ex-servicemen, brokers, underwriters and Lloyd’s staff fell silent as the Lutine Bell was struck at 11am.

Members of F Company from 7 Rifles infantry regiment entered the Room bearing their regimental standard. Their uniformed delegation formed one side of a guard of honour, with Royal Naval Reserves from HMS President on the other.

The 7 Rifles regiment has a long standing connection with Lloyd’s. The regiment is the descendant of the Lloyd’s Platoon London Rifles that many Lloyd’s men joined in 1914-18.

Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson led the wreath laying ceremony alongside The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alan Yarrow. They were followed by Mark Drummond Brady, the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Branch of the Royal British Legion, Alderman Charles Bowman of the Lime Street Ward, Major Laurie Gomes of F Company, 7 Rifles regiment and Captain Ian McNaught, Deputy Master of Trinity House.

Also in attendance were representatives of Chelsea Pensioners; War Widows Association and Frimley Park Military Hospital. The City of London Army Cadet Force was present to provide assistance to guests.

The Lloyd’s Choir opened the ceremony with the “Ode of Remembrance”, set to music specially composed by choir member Ian Brentnall, who works for Lloyd’s broker, United Insurance Brokers. Taken from the poem For the Fallen, written by Robert Laurence Binyon in 1914, the Ode forms a central part of Remembrance services held across Britain every year.

See pictures from this year’s service below:

Remembrance Day at Lloyd's

Remembrance Day at Lloyd's
Remembrance Day at Lloyd's
Remembrance Day at Lloyd's
Remembrance Day at Lloyd's
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