Honour, Glory, Legacy, Inspiration
It’s almost incredulous how one year can serve up three monumental occasions of such local, national and global significance. One word might best sum up the 2018 landmarks, for the UK, the Republic of Indonesia and the British Chamber community – PRIDE. Indonesia honoured its war heroes on Heroes Day (Hari Pahlawan) on November 10. Just 24 hours later, marked the 100th anniversary of Remembrance of the war heroes who lost their lives in the First World War and latterly commemoration of those who died for their countries in the Second World War. Just months earlier, Indonesia hosted the Asian Games for the first time in fifty years and the nation basked in the glory of a record-haul of 98 medals across the sports. The world famous British RAF Red Arrows performed many fly-passes during 2018. They have become the iconic symbol of the 100 year development of the Royal Air Force since establishment in 1918. And this year marked the beginning of the second decade of BritCham’s ‘Giving Kids a Sporting Chance’, rolling out a new hockey development programme in East Java. This is a platform of inspiration for younger and disadvantage children among whom may be a future national sporting hero.