Johnny Johnson MBE DFM joins LWC Remembrance Service
We were delighted to welcome Squadron Leader Johnny Johnson MBE DFM back to LWC on Friday 10th November for our Remembrance Service. Johnny is a Sternian (School House, 1933 – 1940) and the last surviving Dam Buster, who flew for the RAF from 1940 to 1967. He took part in the wreath procession and we were honoured to have him unveil our new war memorial bearing the names of former LWC pupils who were lost during WW1.
The memorial was designed, developed and fundraised for by LWC pupils as part of our ‘Pupil Voice’ initiative. Prompted by a discussion with Tom Shedden (Houseparent of Hazleveare and History teacher), the children decided that they wanted to build a fitting tribute to those who had fallen. Pupils, staff and guests all commented on what a splendid monument it is and one that can be enjoyed by the LWC community for many years to come.
The service was made all the more special with a chinook fly over from RAF Odiham and an impressive parade from our CCF. Long Sutton Primary staff and pupils also joined us, along with a large number of our Sternians, for a poignant service led by LWC Chaplain Pete Maidment.
Headmaster, Adam Williams said ‘It was a privilege and an honour to have Johnny Johnson here today and we are very grateful to him and his family for joining us on what was an incredibly special occasion.’