January Last Post

In the modern history of the BLP, today was the first gathering on New Year’s Day as far back as anyone can remember and it was surprising to see around 40 people attend what was expected to be a casual and short ceremony.

A brief ceremony took place and the subject of our Individual Remembrance was Guardsman Alexander MacLeod of the clan MacLeod.

Guardsman MacLeod of the 2nd Bn. Scots Guards died on the 1st January 1915, aged 28. He was the husband of Bridget MacLeod and is remembered on Le Touret Memorial, Richebourg-l’Avoué, in the Pas-de-Calais region of France.

Senior Standard Bearer Tom Milne carried the Union, Flag, Alan Lopez the BLP Standard. Mrs Ruth Moore sounded the Last Post and played the National Anthem. Peter Hills officiated over the ceremony. Eddie Jones paraded the Artist’s Rifles Standard.

We then retired to the Trench Experience for refreshments.

Thank you to Mike Hillman for the photographs.