"We Will remember them"

With great sadness, I wish to inform our members and friends of the passing of Mr. Kenneth (Ken) McLean on Monday 2th May 2016.The funeral service will take place on Thursday 5th May 2016 at 11.00 hrs in Clontarf Parish, Church of St. John the Baptist (C of I ) Seafield Road W, off Castle Ave.
To his family we extend our sincere condolence. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  

Ken was one of the few remaining ww2 veterans. Served with the Royal Artillery. Attached to the 14th Army (The forgotten Army) on the India/Burma border.
On his return to Dublin in 1946. He joined the Royal Artillery Association and  became the first and only standard bearer for the Association. The Association stood down in the late eighties early nineties. Ken carried on carrying the standard, with great pride I might add, for a few more years but, age was taking it's toll.
Our Branch had the honour of assisting Ken in the laying up of his standard on Sunday 6th December 2015. Ken reached his 95th year on the 25th February 2016.

                                           "REST WELL IN THE ARMS OF YOUR LORD"


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