160-year-old security provider, Corps Security, is scheduled to participate in this year’s National Service of Remembrance March Past to be held this Sunday at the Cenotaph. Every year this march is held to keep the memory alive of those who have fought for and in many cases, died for, Britain.
Corps Security pays special reverence to this type of event given that it was founded as the Corps of Commissionaires in 1859 with the explicit mission of helping veterans find employment. While started by Sir Edward Walter to aid veterans of the Crimean War, Corps has helped ex-servicemen and women ever since.
Despite the security industry’s growth and demand for ever-larger numbers of staff, Corps security does still manage to hire a high proportion of ex-military personnel. This year, 8 of their staff will take part in the march which concludes with the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph.
“We are so honoured to have some of our Corps team taking part in this year’s March Past, in respect of everyone that has served for our country. Corps’ founding military values of loyalty, integrity and service still prevail today and we are incredibly proud of our rich heritage and the former servicemen and women we employ at Corps”, stated Mike Bullock, Corps Security, Chief Executive Officer.
“We are thrilled to be taking part in this year’s Remembrance Day March Past. This is one of the things that binds us to our company history. I come from a military background and the sense of being a part of something in the forces is so important. Events like this link us all to our roots and to something bigger than ourselves”, added Nigel Horne, Operations Director.
If you would like to buy a poppy, Corps staff will be selling them on the lead up to Sunday to help the British Legion.