The Vice Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Royal Engineers Association, Bristol Branch, Service Of Remembrance held on Armistice Day at the Artillery Grounds, Whiteladies Road. Rev Cavan McElligott conducted the service.
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The turnout was impressive in numbers and dignity and it was a pleasure that we were joined by younger Reserve members of 100 Field Squadron (FS), The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). This is the oldest senior Reserve Regiment of the British Army, having seen service since 1539, and the only remaining militia unit in the British Army. Its reserve soldiers (men and women) come from all walks of life; science and engineering backgrounds are strong, of course, with a number of PhD members. As well as in Bristol, 100 FS has detachments also in Cwmbran, Cardiff and Swansea. However, the day was primarily for the senior veterans whose spirit, commitment and turnout were both heartening and inimitable.
The photograph shows (L to R): Mr David Yeo, Branch Secretary; Mr Dennis Flamson, Branch Chairman; The Vice Lord-Lieutenant; Rev Cavan McElligott, Chaplain, who conducted the service.