Dedication Service of the new Scotland & Northern Ireland Branch Standard 

 

 

The Service was held at  the War Memorial Chapel in Edinburgh Castle on Saturday,19th.March,2006.    The weather was absolutely splendid and a total of 67 Guests from all parts of both sides of the border and Northen Ireland attended to enjoy the day. The event was enhanced by the presence of the Provost Marshal, Air Commodore Drissell  MA BSc. and his good lady,Pauline,with uniformed serving members of the Royal Air Force Police from Leuchars, Rosyth and Aldergrove.The service, conducted by The Reverend (Wing Commander) Mounsey, was quite moving and music was provided by a quintet from The Lowland Band of the Scottish Division from Redford Barracks,Edinburgh. The white berets of our Association were complimented by a representation from the Royal Military Police Association, complete with their red berets and the display of the National Association Standard further
enhanced the occasion. A deputation from local Royal Air Force Associations was also a welcome addition. In short,the feedback I have received so far, indicates that a great day was had by all.  On behalf of our committee and members and from me personally I would like to thank all who attended in person and all who sent their good wishes but, unfortunately, couldn't attend.  Tom Morgan

 

more pictures at www.rafpascot.co.uk 

 

I think that I can speak for all of those who attended the dedication of the Standard of the Scotland & Northern Ireland Branch when I say that it was an occasion that will remain in the memory for a long time. There could have been no better backdrop than Edinburgh Castle and the hospitality shown to 'us foreigners' is greatly appreciated.
 
Congratulations S & NI and heartfelt thanks to the organisers of a truly wonderful event.

 
Neil Rusling

Association Life Vice-President