Royal British Legion County Rally

Saturday, 10th June 2017
To Llanwarne for the County Rally of the Royal British Legion for Herefordshire. We gathered at the War Memorial for the Commemoration, Last Post and Silence, and Reveille. The Northfield Caledonia Pipes and Drums then marched off, as we all made our way to Christ Church, Llanwarne, for the Service conducted by The Revd Mark Johnson, Rector of the Wormelow Hundred group of churches.
After the singing of O Valiant Hearts the Vice-Lord Lieutenant, Christopher James, laid a wreath at the altar on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant, and I laid a wreath as High Sheriff. Eternal Father, strong to save, I vow to thee, my country, and Now thank we all our God were sung with gusto, and the Service ended with the National Anthem.
We then moved to the road outside, where the Vice-Lord-Lieutenant took the salute at the march past, and Brian Wilcox, the Chairman of Herefordshire Council, and I accompanied him on the dais. We repaired to the Village Hall, and enjoyed a superb tea. The afternoon ended with stall and a raffle in the churchyard of the old Llanwarne Church, just before the rain started…
Congratulations to the Royal British Legion and the county President, Major Alan Harrhy, on organising a a splendid and memorable occasion