Welcome to the Standish Branch of The Royal British Legion
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
MEANING OF THE STANDARD:
I would remind you that these Standards are no mere flags of
Silk or bunting, but are sacred emblems which have been solemnly
dedicated in ample form.
Beneath their folds all poor and distressed brothers-in-arms may
seek solace and relief from their afflictions.
Our Standards are all of like design as emblems of brotherhood
and equality. Many of these Standards have lain in the sacred
dust of the Battlefields of the Empire.
So remembering these things and the high ideals for which they
stand disgrace them not.
Your Standards represent the ideal of Service to GOD,
QUEEN AND COUNTRY.
The Spirehead should remind us of the pillar of flames, or the
finger pointing to Heaven, which is generally depicted in our
churches by their spires.
The Union Flag bears the crosses of St. George, St. Andrew and
St. George is the Patron Saint of Fighting
St. Andrew was a Disciple of Christ.
St. Patrick was the first Christian Missionary
to this Country.
Beneath these crosses all the great epics of Chivalry in our
history have been achieved. Added to these Crosses are the
Blue and Old Gold of the Royal British Legion.
The BLUE is to remind us of all gallant souls
who have passed on beneath the deep water and in the air.
The GOLD represents those shining warriors who
sanctified by service, have passed unsullied to the Throne of
The tassels remind us of the beginning and ending of life, and
the Cord, the golden line along which all good Legionaires should
pass during the brief sojourn on earth. The Golden fringe or
frame binds us all together in one great Brotherhood.
Thus you have represented on your Standards your Service to God,
your Queen and your Country.