The iconic spiked helmet of the RIC
Members of the RIC
The Police Memorial Trust were honoured to sponsor the historic Service of Commemoration to mark one hundred years since the disbandment of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC).
The beautiful chapel
The service, held in The Guard’s Chapel in Wellington Barracks, London was organised by the Police Roll of Honour Trust.
Some of the many participants
Our Chair and Board of Trustees were proud to join relatives of RIC officers at the service which was attended by more than three hundred members of the extended police family. People had travelled from as far away as America to participate in the event.
Mrs Winner at the service
After the service our Chair, Mrs Michael Winner welcomed over thirty people to the National Police Memorial in The Mall where a simple yet moving wreath laying ceremony took place to honour all the police officers who were killed in the service of the public whilst serving in the RIC.
RIC parade standard
The specially commissioned Royal Irish Constabulary parade standard and the National Police Memorial Day standard were lowered in salute as a piper played a lament. A guard of honour was formed by volunteers from the Metropolitan Police.
The National Police Memorial
Two other wreaths were laid, one at the RIC memorial tablet in the crypt in St Paul’s Cathedral and one at the RIC memorial in Westminster Roman Catholic Cathedral.
The memorial tablet in the crypt in St Paul’s Cathedral
The memorial at Westminster Cathedral