LANARKSHIRE CONSTABULARY REMEMBRANCE DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE – 2017

LANARKSHIRE CONSTABULARY REMEMBRANCE DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE

 

The service was held today (Sunday 12 November 2017) at the Lanarkshire Constabulary War memorial sited within the grounds of Hamilton Sheriff Court, Beckford St, Hamilton. This was also the site of the Lanarkshire Constabulary Headquarters prior to 1975.

There were over 60 people present, mostly serving and retired police officers and their families and members of the British Legion. Wreaths were laid by Police Scotland, The Retired Police Officers Association Scotland (Lanarkshire Branch), Sheriff Principal of South Strathclyde Dumfries and Galloway, The Sheriff Clerk and The Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.

The service was conducted by the Rev. Georgie Baxendale.

The Lanarkshire Constabulary memorial was unveiled on Tuesday 28th of December 1920 by Lord Newlands, the Lord Lieutenant of the County.

 

      The ‘Colours’  L-R – The Royal British Legion, The Union Jack, The Royal Signals and Lanarkshire Constabulary Centenary Colours (1957)       

 

The Rev. Georgie Baxendale

 

  The Attendees

 

  The Wreath layers

 

L-R – Chief Inspector Gavin Russell (Lanarkshire Division), Ellen Callan (President of the RPOAS Lanarkshire Branch), Louis Munn (Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, RPOAS and LPHS member), Chief Superintendent Ricky Irvine (Lanarkshire Division) and Jim Manson (RPOAS Lanarkshire and LPHS Committee Member).

Many thanks to our Vice President, Mr Joe McIvor for taking these photographs.

 

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