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Territorial Army Centenary Service

The Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire congratulating members of the TA for their hard work and dedication.

Photo: KT Bruce

Christ Church Cathedral played host to the Centenary Service for the local Territorial Army Regiments on Saturday April the 26th. Music before and during the service, including the Bugle feature ‘High on a Hill,’ was provided by the Waterloo Band of the Rifles, and people were directed to their places by members of the Army Cadet Force. The service was lead, and the address was given by the Deputy Chaplain General to the Army, the Venerable Stephen Robbins QHC, who pointed out that the Territorial Army is older then the Regular Army, and can trace it roots back a number of centuries. The service concluded with a Parade on the Broad Walk attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, who congratulated the men and women for their hard work and dedication. A March Past of the three Regiments represented, signalled the parade was coming to an end, but not before the Band played, the now obsolete, March of the ‘Royal Green Jackets’ and the new Regimental March of the Rifles ‘Mechanised Infantry,’ as they marched off. The Parade finished with a lone Bugler sounding ‘No More Parades.’

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