British legion standard blessed in Maidenhead

British Legion standard blessed in Maidenhead

Daniel Darlington

British legion standard blessed in Maidenhead

A branch of the Royal British Legion had its new standard dedicated at All Saints Church on Sunday, September 16.

A service was held at the Boyn Hill church attended by members of the Maidenhead branch of the legion and the Royal Borough's deputy mayor Cllr Andrew Jenner and his wife Julia.

Standards from other Berkshire branches formed a guard of honour as the old standard was laid up and a new one dedicated by Rev Jeremy Harris and curate Father Neil Bryson.

The branch has no record of its old standard having ever been replaced before.

It was getting worn out and a ceremony was held to dedicate and bless a new standard.

The branch was re-formed in 2008 and has about 60 members.

With the approach of the Poppy Appeal new members are still needed.

Last year the branch raised £31,000 for the appeal.

Call 077473 41171 for information.

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