While Remembrance Day is clearly different this year, staff at Granada will be joining people across the country in two minutes’ silence, to honour those who serve to defend our democratic freedoms and our way of life, and in hope for a peaceful future.
This year, the Royal British Legion is encouraging people to remember then and to reflect on now, remembering the service and sacrifice made by so many peoples, communities and nations 75 years ago while reflecting on the service and sacrifice of so many today.
At Granada, we know that while life in the army can be an excellent career choice, teaching self-reliance, confidence and numerous life-skills, it can be very hard for those leaving the army without clear career progression or support. Granada have always been keen to offer opportunities, where possible, investing in training and qualifications to provide ex-military with a worthwhile and long-term career. Two former infantrymen, both of whom had spent four years in the Duke of Lancaster’s First Battalion – including a seven-month tour of Afghanistan – were supported by Granada through fully-funded apprenticeships, including three years of college, NVQ qualifications and extensive on-the-job mentoring and practical training, helping them develop meaningful and fulfilling roles beyond their army careers.
On 11th November, in keeping with people across the country and worldwide, we honour the memory of those who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and pledge that we will remember them.