Global Infusion helps honour the fallen at annual remembrance events

Chesham, Bucks: November 12, 2015: As the nation commemorated all those who have lost their lives in conflicts, Global Infusion Group was busy behind the scenes providing catering and support services.

Working on behalf of host The Royal British Legion, Global Infusion Group’s Eat to the Beat provided catering to the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall on November 7 while GIG…fyi supported Silence in the Square held in London’s Trafalgar Square on November 11.

Eat to the Beat has been involved in the Festival of Remembrance since 2008, which includes a matinee and an evening performance attended by the Royal Family and political party leaders, and features military displays by current members of the armed forces, choral works, and prayers.

This year the caterer provided nearly 700 meals throughout the build and festival including dressing room provisions to special guest artists Rod Stewart, Pixie Lott, Andrea Bocelli and Gregory Porter who performed alongside the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, the Queen’s Colour Squadron, the Band of HM Royal Marines and the Band and Pipes of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

This year marks a number of significant anniversaries in the UK’s military history, including the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The ceremony also included tributes to the Brigade of Gurkhas, which is celebrating 200 years in the British army and 100 years since its soldiers served with British and Commonwealth forces at Gallipoli.

On Armistice Day GIG…fyi provided catering services for around 100 Royal British Legion crew in Trafalgar Square as people gathered to make a collective two minute silence at 11am to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom.

The Chesham-based caterer, who has been involved in the Silence in the Square event since 2012, also provided dressing room provisions for television presenter Ben Shephard, World War II veteran Danny McCrudden and Bernard Cribbins who read Rudyard Kiplings Tommy to Seth Lakeman singing Shores of Normandy.

Global Infusion Group’s Operations Manager Katy Turner said: “It’s an absolute honour to be involved with these Royal British Legion events, particularly in the lead up to the two-minute silence at 11am on Armistice Day. The music performances and readings in Trafalgar Square are so moving. The events are wonderful and help everyone understand the importance of Remembrance so those sacrifices are never forgotten.”

Published: 12/11/2015

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