Lanarkshire Police Annual Remembrance Day Service – 12 November 2017
Date(s) - 12/11/2017
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Hamilton Sheriff Court
The Police Annual Remembrance Day Service will take place at 12.30 for 1pm on Sunday, 12 November 2017, at the Lanarkshire Constabulary War Memorial, next to the Sheriff Court House, 4 Beckford Street, Hamilton ML3 0BT.
Tea & coffee, courtesy of the Sheriff Clerk’s Office, will be provided from 12.30 pm in Court 8, situated behind the Memorial, (public Access to Court 8 is signposted next to the memorial off Beckford Street). Ample parking is available on Beckford Street and in the Main Carpark just past the Court Buildings.
The Service is a very poignant and fitting tribute to those fallen Police Officers and those people in your own thoughts who gave their lives in conflict. It lasts approximately one hour and is outdoors (weather permitting), so please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
The Service is very well presided over by Mr. Ian Forsyth, President of the Glasgow and the West of Scotland Branch of the Royal British Legion (Legion Scotland) and will be facilitated by the Reverend Neil Galbraith, the Church of Scotland’s Chaplain to Police Scotland. Pipe Major David Stark will play the bagpipes. Member Bill May will be the standard bearer for the Royal Corps of Signals Standard. RPOAS Committee Member Bill Dempster will have the honour of being standard bearer for the Lanarkshire Police Constabulary Colours and our Branch President Ellen Callan will have the honour of laying the RPOAS wreath. Wreaths will also be laid by Mr. Louis Munn, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, Lanarkshire; Chief Superintendent Roddie Irvine, Lanarkshire Divisional Commander, or his representative; a representative of the Sheriff Principle; Mrs Maureen McLean, the Sheriff Clerk and John Rodgers (Retired Det Insp) on behalf of the Court staff. The Salvation Army and other representatives will also be present. Police Scotland will kindly provide an Order of Service.
Wear your Poppy with pride, please come along and pay your respects if you are able. There are usually around 50-60 in attendance.
For those who have not attended before, the monument is in the shape of a Celtic Cross and stands about 12 feet high, made from granite, hewn from a quarry in Creetown, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries and Galloway.
The memorial bears the inscription ‘Lanarkshire Constabulary the Great War 1914-1918 in Memory of Fallen Comrades’ and the names of the 24 brave Police Constables who tragically lost their lives in World War 1. The opposite side bears the inscription ‘1939-1945 In Memory of Fallen Comrades’ and the names of a further 10 valiant Police Officers who sadly fell during World War II.
The names are listed below: –