Wreath laying ceremony by Fenland society
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Ten members of the Fenland Branch Royal Society of St George attended a wreath laying ceremony and cadets parade in Whitehall London.
The parade was attended by more than 500 cadets.
Eddie Connolly on behalf of the Branch laid a wreath at the Cenotaph.
John Smith was standard bearer. The parade was followed by another wreath laying ceremony in Westminster Abbey.
This was followed by lunch in the Cellarium in the Abbey.
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The Royal Society of St. George was founded in 1894 which quickly attracted the support of distinguished public figures in England and throughout the British Empire.
Its first Royal Patron was Queen Victoria and the society has enjoyed the patronage of every reigning monarch from that day to this.
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in 1963, bestowed a notable honour by granting the society its own Royal Charter.
The Society was further granted Arms in 1990.
The society aims to further English interest everywhere to ensure that St. George’s Day is properly celebrated and to provide focal points all the world over where English men and women may gather together.
The Society is un-sectarian and independent of party politics.