Dedication – New Royal British Legion Standard

Posted on: May 23, 2024

Dedication of New Royal British Legion Standard – 19 May 2024

The Dedication of a new Standard for the Royal British Legion (Republic of Ireland District) took place on Sunday, 19 May, in Saint Paul’s Church, Parish of Glenageary.

The Service on Pentecost Sunday, also commemorated the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landing.  As Rector, The Rev Garry Dowd officiated, and the Sermon was delivered by The Rev Peter Rutherford, Chaplain Royal British Legion (Republic of Ireland District).

The D Day Commemorative Prayer, written by General Dwight D. Eisenhower, was read to the congregation.

The Colour Party with the New Standard furled and at the slope moved forward to the chancel steps, and was delivered the New Standard to the officiating clergy. The New Standard was unfurled and dedicated by Rev Peter Rutherford, assisted by Rev Garry Dowd, who then placed the unfurled New Standard at the Altar.  The New Standard remained on the Altar until after the Service.

Lieutenant-Colonel Ken Martin, President of the Republic of Ireland District, placed a poppy wreath in the side chapel.  The Exhortation was read by Mr Paul Stephenson, Chairman of the Republic of Ireland District.

The Last Post was followed by Two Minute Silence.  Reveille was sounded and thereafter the Kohima Epitaph was delivered.  Saint Paul’s Parosh Choir sang “They shall grow not old”.

After the Service, the newly Dedicated Standard was ceremonially trooped though Royal British Standards on parade from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Refreshments were served in the Parish Centre after the Trooping Ceremony.

Attendance included: Civic Dignitaries; the Deputy Head of Mission, French Embassy Marianne Barkan-Cowdy; UK Defence Attaché Colonel Seán Grant; Lieutenant-Colonel Nolta US Defence Attaché, Brigadier-General Paul Pakenham (Retd) representing The Irish National War Memorial Trust;  Brigadier-General Colm Campbell (Retd) who represented ONE; and Representatives from Veterans’ Association such as the Royal Air Force and IUNVA.

Photographs courtesy of Patrick Hugh Lynch.

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