CLCGB commemorate those who served in WW1

By karen

Calvin Patterson, Ballinderry Company, winner of the JTC Section and Overall Winner of the Badge Competition.

Calvin Patterson, Ballinderry Company, winner of the JTC Section and Overall Winner of the Badge Competition.

The weekend of March 20-22 was a hugely important one for the Church Lads’ and Church Girls’ Brigade.

For the past year the Brigade has been preparing to commemorate those from within its ranks who bravely fought for King and Country during the Great War.

On Friday evening, Andrew Ewing, Mayor of Lisburn, hosted a Presentation and Book Launch at the Island Civic Centre. Four lads, one from each of the Brigade’s four sections, were presented with their prizes as winners of a Commemorative War Badge Design Competition, including two from Ballinderry – Calvin Patterson (JTC) and Ward Patterson (Seniors). The other winners were Harry Smyton (The Martins) from Seagoe, Archie Clayton (Y Team) from Dobbin,.

Calvin’s winning badge design to be worn on the uniform until 2018.

Calvin Patterson’s entry was chosen as the overall winner and his design has been made into a woven badge that will be worn on uniform until 2018.

A new book, ‘Ready and Willing – Irish Church Lads in the Great War,’ written by Johnny Conn, a former Captain of the Carnmoney Parish Company, was presented to the Mayor by Dean Robert …read more

Read the full article here: http://connor.anglican.org/2015/03/27/clcgb-commemorate-those-who-served-in-ww1/


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