CLCGB Calendar

CLCGB Calendar
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Queens Birthday Parade

Thanks to one of our hard-working volunteers we have been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part in this years Queens Birthday Parade taking place on Saturday 8th June 2019, 30 places have been offered to be part of the Youth pen for the Trooping of the Colour.

To make it as fair as possible we are offering 6 places to each Region (North East, North West, Midlands, Wales/South and Ulster) on a first come first served basis. We will only accept definite responses due to the tight timescale on this. 

We suggest each Region selects under its own criteria but aim at the YTeam and JTC sections. Full uniform to be worn.

Please note any costs incurred are at the expense of the individual/Company.

Names of selected attendees to be sent to NHQ by 10th May 2019.

Further information will be circulated when available.

Capt Shirley Taylor RIP

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a stalwart of both CGB and later CLCGB. Capt Shirley Taylor, retired, has sadly left this earth. 

Shirley had been O.I.C. at both St Paul's CLCGB, Haswell and St Saviour's CGB prior to the amalgamation of the Girls and Lads unit.

Shirley remained a staunch supporter of Brigade through the remainder of her life.

Tributes have been flooding in with Judith Lane saying "Oh my. So sorry to hear and such a shock. Thoughts are with the family . Take care from John and Judith", and Jan Mason saying "Such sad news, lm in total shock ... RIP Aunty Shirley ... love to our Kelly and Alison x"

Please join us in offering prayers for Shirley, her family and many friends.  Rest in peace Shirley, you will be greatly missed. A true Lady who inspired and supported many of the Brigade family.

The funeral for Shirley will take place Wednesday 1st May, 10:30am. at St Paul's Church, Haswell. 

70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade

The Royal British Legion will be marking the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade by holding an event on Sunday 12th May at Imperial War Museum Duxford for Youth groups, Veterans and guests. The event will include an interactive activities morning as well as a lunch reception to honour the veterans service and heroism.

The morning will include a flight simulator for guests to take off/land a plane over Berlin, a VR session of the Lancaster Bomber 360 experience of Berlin Blitz and the opportunity to explore the museum and its numerous aircraft, many of which are of significance to the Berlin Airlift.  There will also be a Lunch Reception and the chance to view the concurrent commemoration in Berlin at Tempelhof Airport.

Registration for this event has now opened and the link can be found below. Please select the number of tickets that you require for your group and do share this information with other groups that you think may be interested.

Berlin Blockade 70th Anniversary

The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948–12 May 1949) was one of the first major international crises of the Cold War. At one minute after midnight on 12 May 1949, the Soviets lifted their barricades and restored access to West Berlin.  A British convoy immediately drove through, and the first train from the West reached Berlin at 5:32 that morning. The Royal British Legion will be organising an event at the IWM Duxford on Sunday 12 May 2019 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Blockade. Our event, which we encourage youth groups to attend, will include a number of activities as well as provide an opportunity for groups to meet veterans and hear their stories. There will also be an opportunity to view concurrent events running in Berlin to mark the 70th Anniversary. Further information and timings will be sent out towards the end of April. If you have any further queries please email

Timings for the event can be found below:


Youth group arrival, Registration and Welcome


Activities begin






Veteran, Tea & Coffee on arrival


Activities end


Lunch available veterans and youth groups


Ceremony/Berlin Service screening



*Timings are subject to change.

Welcome Bishop Visitor to the Brigade

I am writing to introduce myself as Bishop Visitor to the Brigade.

This is a new post, and its purpose is to enable spiritual and strategic support to the Brigade. As a serving diocesan bishop, I can represent the Brigade effectively to the Church of England in order to raise our profile and support our life as an organisation. I can work to ensure a strong and healthy relationship between the Church of England and the Brigade. And I can support and guide the Staff Chaplain, and a new Brigade Chaplain whom we will need to recruit and appoint, in their work of pastoral care.

What do I bring to this role? I am Bishop of the Isle of Man (‘Sodor and Man’ is the historic title, referring to the ‘Sodorensis’ of the Norse period, essentially the Hebrides, which used to be part of the Diocese). So, while that may occasionally make travel difficult, it also gives me a geographical independence! I have been in post here since September 2017, before which:

- I was assistant priest in the Parish of St Martin, Ruislip, Middlesex, from 1989 until 1992.

- I married Gail in 1992, and our first married home was an Army barracks in Germany.

- I was a chaplain in the British Army from 1992 until 2017.

In those 25 years, Gail and I lived in many different places, including England and Germany, Northern Ireland and Scotland and Wales, and I served with infantry regiments, a Mechanised Brigade, an Air Assault Brigade, an Armoured Division, and eventually the Army Headquarters. I accompanied soldiers on military operations in the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

I was not a member of CLCGB in my younger life, but I hope and believe that I have experience which will now be beneficial and supportive in identifying the next chapters in the life of the Brigade. Further, as a Bishop of the Church of England, I can ensure that the Brigade remains visibly and meaningfully on the radar of my colleagues and the wider national Church. Finally, and as importantly as anything else, I will pray for you, and I invite your prayers for me also as I begin to engage with this new role.

With best wishes and prayers and greetings in Christ,

+ Peter

The Rt Revd PA Eagles Bishop of Sodor and Man

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