Being able to represent the Oxford URNU at the parade was an incredible honour, and reinforced in our minds the immense importance of the Armed Forces to both the nation and its people

Midshipman John Hawke, Oxford URNU

After the parade, which included various armoured vehicles, 40 Commando and many civilians gathered at the war memorial in Vivary Park to remember the fallen.

Midshipman John Hawke, Oxford URNU said, "Being able to represent the Oxford URNU at the parade was an incredible honour, and reinforced in our minds the immense importance of the Armed Forces to both the nation and its people."

Oxford is one of 15 URNUs located across the UK offering opportunities to 750 undergraduates from the country’s leading universities.

The URNU's mission is, "To develop an understanding of the Naval Service in undergraduates, so that those who go into civilian employment are positive advocates thereof and to facilitate a Naval Career for those who choose one."

The URNU is a chance to experience military life without commitment and gain new skills applicable to all walks of life.

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