Huddersfield & District Army Veterans Association,
Association Standard Presentation Parade, 7th June 2009

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Huddersfield Drill Hall

The oldest army veterans’ association in the country, established in Huddersfield in 1897, received a ceremonial flag at a ceremony in the town's Drill Hall.

The Huddersfield & District Army Veterans’ Assocation was founded to look after survivors of the Crimean War and Indian Mutiny and has been caring for ex-servicemen ever since.

In 1897 44 veterans paraded in Huddersfield to mark Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebrations.

And on Sunday, June 7, over 80 veterans from Army, Navy and Air Force were on parade to receive their Standard, a ceremonial flag, from the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Dr Ingrid Roscoe, alongside the new Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Julie Stewart-Turner, local dignitaries and family and friends.

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