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Opening Parade for The Poppy Appeal 26th October 2014

Welcome to the East Barnet Branch of The Royal British Legion

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The Met Police Pipe Band led the way on the opening parade for 2014 Poppy Appeal, East Barnet RBL Standard and other Standards, along with 240 Squadron, members of East Barnet Legion and The Guerkas.

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The Standards fell out and lined the steps to the Brookside Methodist Church.Opening Pa 2014 4

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The Lord Mayor of Barnet, his Lady Wife and the Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London, his Lady Wife were also in attendance.Opening Pa 2014 6

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MP Teresa Villiers kindly accompanied the East Barnet RBL Chairman on the march around from the Legion Hall.  We appreciate her attendance as she is a very busy lady.Opening Pa 2014 8

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E.B.R.B.L Chaplains Colin Smith and James Mustard.Opening Pa 2014 10

Standards presented in the Church before a service conducted by our Chaplains.Opening Pa 2014 12

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James Mustard started the service.Opening Pa 2014 15

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Colin Smith gave a moving speech, indorming us that sadly this will be the last Opening Ceremony he will be presiding over as he will be accepting a new post.  He will be missed by all.

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Standards lowered in respect for the National Anthem.

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Teresa Villiers leaving the Church, with other members of the congregation.Opening Pa 2014 32

The Lord Mayor, his Lady Wife and Teresa Villiers speaking to the various Standard Bearers, thanking them for their attendance.Opening Pa 2014 33

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Teresa Villiers sharing a joke with Colin Smith.

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Some of the members of 240 Squadron.Opening Pa 2014 40

James Mustard entertaining the Lady's of the Mayor and the Deputy Lieutenant.Opening Pa 2014 41

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Teresa Villiers speaking to one of the pipers.Opening Pa 2014 43

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The Lord Mayor and Colin sharing a few words.Opening Pa 2014 47

The parade sets off, back to the Legion Hall.Opening Pa 2014 48

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