Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday

UK Council on behalf of the Society remembers those who have been lost to acts of war.

Published: 11 November 2022 SoR

On this Armistice Day, and ahead of Remembrance Sunday, UK Council would like to acknowledge all those who have lost their lives or loved ones to acts of war.  

Many of us will have personal reflections during this poignant time, while some of our members will have had personal experience of serving in the armed forces in the UK, Commonwealth and beyond.  

Radiography and radiology have been intrinsically linked since X-rays were used on casualties from the Abyssinian War of 1896. In modern times radiography continues to play a critical role in the army medical service, as it does within healthcare as a whole. Our army radiographers ensure soldiers, and their families are healthy, and they work in a range of environments, including in field hospitals during conflicts.  

David Pilborough, SoR President Elect said: “Supporting service personnel during extremely challenging times, can be the reality of many army radiographers. We’d like to thank them for all that they do in helping military medical teams to diagnose and treat casualties worldwide. As with all those working in the radiographic workforce, ours is a caring profession and one that is critical to the safe and effective treatment of patients.”  

Tom Welton, SoR Vice President reflects: “As a child of a parent who served in the armed forces, I saw first-hand the bravery, courage and selflessness needed to defend democracy and freedom. UK Council on behalf of the Society of Radiographers remembers all those who have sadly lost their lives in the pursuit of peace.”