Church of England Oxford Diocese

Chelsea Pensioner Visit 27th April 2017

Chelsea Pensioner, Brian Cumming MBE, retired warrant officer Royal Signals with 33 years' service, visited us yesterday. He attended in full scarlet with medals and talked to the children in assembly about the Chelsea Pensioners. I received the following thank you e-mail from him today:

“Thank you so much for a wonderful experience today. The reception at the school gate was magnificent and very heart warming. I felt that kind of greeting is usually accorded POP stars or football players...very impressive. Meeting your students was an absolute delight and addressing them later at assembly was something I will remember for a long time. Their singing of the hymn was indeed 'Majestic' as were their orchestral renditions. You have talented and very welcoming students. I was much impressed by everything I witnessed.”