MONITOR Clerk’s Letter I t is always humbling at this time of year to see the support that Livery Companies give to the Armed Forces. On the 3rd of November the Master planted a cross in the Garden of Remembrance at St Pauls Cathedral; the National President of the Royal British Legion Vice Admiral Peter Wilkinson CB CVO spoke beforehand about the support from the City to the Armed Forces. He should know – he is the Clerk to the Cooks’ Company. Our work with the Royal Signals is broad. Organised and led by Liveryman Mike Williams we support the work of 11 Signal Regiment in training all levels of Signallers by providing prizes and recognition of achievement. At Mansion House each year the “Through” award is given to a soldier, non-commissioned officer, or warrant officer from the Royal Corps of Signals who has made an exceptional contribution to the provision of information services on operations, in support of operations, or in assisting the training of others preparing for operations. As you would have already read in this issue of Monitor, at a practical level the Employment Panel provides support to Signallers who are transitioning from their military career to a civilian life. Their work includes workshops to help those at the end of their military career prepare to find employment to networking and information events. We also support the Sea and Air Cadets. These are fantastic organisations that help education and instil a sense of community spirit and self-worth into young people. One of the great win / wins are the carpet guards that many of you will have seen at some of our recent events, such as the recent Installation Dinner. The cadets take great pride in their ability to provide a professional, smart guard at our events, so please take the opportunity to speak with the cadets and learn about them and to tell them what a great job they are doing. I am sure that being at Goldsmiths’ Hall or Mansion House is a memory that they will treasure for the rest of their lives. Contributed by the Clerk, Mike Jenkins Above: The Garden of Remembrance at St. Paul’s Cathedral Right: The Tower of London remembers… “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” NOTICES Our Thanks to Our Sponsors: We are grateful to our sponsors who play an important and welcome role in helping our Livery Company thrive. We wish to thank MVine for their pro bono development work on our website, Positive Image Ltd. and Kulu Valley for communications, as well as the pro bono public relations work for us by Whiteoaks PR Company. ………………………… Photographs of WCIT Events: We would like to thank Gerald Sharp Photography for providing the photographs of the 2014 Installation Dinner. Anyone wishing to obtain these, plus many others, please visit: www.sharpphoto.co.uk We would also like to thank Mike Williams Photography (www.photographybymikewilliams.co.uk) for providing the photographs of the Royal Signals & Enterprise Awards; Junior Warden Chris Histed; Kerri Mansfield, Court Assistant, and WCIT Liverymen Peta Walmisley, Elizabeth Sparrow, Peter Cordery, Geoff Unwin and Roger Marshall for providing the WCIT news and events photographs. Also thanks to Blind In Business; John Chilton School; Meadow Wood School; Lifelites; and the Barts Guild for providing their respective photographs from their charities. Also thanks to our partner schools LBTS and HA for providing photography. Also a thank you to the City of London Corporation for providing permissions to use the City of London Coat of Arms in Monitor.