Standard flies the flag for new-look Legion branch

New standard for the Berkhamsted & Tring Royal British Legion.''(From left, Father Michael Bowie, Berkhamsted mayor Carol Green and Chris Richards from the Royal British Legion)
New standard for the Berkhamsted & Tring Royal British Legion.''(From left, Father Michael Bowie, Berkhamsted mayor Carol Green and Chris Richards from the Royal British Legion)

THE Royal British Legion has unveiled a new standard in the wake of a merger between two of its branches.

The Berkhamsted and Tring branches merged earlier this year on the 90th anniversary of the charitable organisation.

Earlier this month the legion’s standard bearer Chris Richards took it to London for the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

It was the first time a local standard has been to the event for more than 20 years.

It was on view to the town for the first time as it led a Berkhamsted remembrance parade on Sunday, November 13.

The standard was dedicated at St Peter’s Church in High Street, Berkhamsted, two days previously, before two minutes of silence were observed in memory of the fallen.