During the 2022 Area Conference Shawn successfully defended his role as Area Standard Bearer. He is seen here being presented with The Trophy. Click on the picture for a larger view.
Branch Standard Bearer News
5th March 2016, Shawn Marston, our branch standard bearer, competed in the Area Standard Bearer Competition. Having been the close runner-
3rd April 2016 -
17th June 2016 -
Left to Right:
Shawn Marston -
Mike Facey -
Roy Rudham -
25th June 2016 -
Shawn Marston, the RAFA Standard Bearer, Leading the Parade of veterans at Armed Forces Day 2016 celebrations.
15th / 17th May 2015 -
He was subsequently presented with the Fred Brisley Challenge Cup awarded to the best Area Standard Bearer on parade.
Shawn with the Area Standard on the sea front at Eastbourne
3rd Feburary 2015 -
Left: The National Standard carried by Mike Facey (RAFA National and W, M & SW Area Standard Bearer).
Center: The Area Standard carried by Shawn Marston (Dep W,M & SW Area and Branch Standard Bearer).
Right: The Shrewsbury and Area Branch Standard carried by Eric Blackie (Dep Branch Standard Bearer).
22nd / 24th March 2019 saw the holding of the Area Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on the Plymouth Hoe. Once again Shawn Marston had a busy weekend acting as both the Shrewsbury branch delegate and tha Area Standard Bearer. Click on the picture to the left to view Shawn in action.
9th November 2019 saw Shawn on parade again this time with the National Standard at the Festival of Remembrance held at the Royal Albert Hall. Larger views of the 2 pictures can be viewed by clicking here.
10th/11th May 2019 -
25th Jun 2022 -
19th September 2022 -
Shawn was on duty at the Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Carrying the RAFA National Standard, he joined other Standard Bearers at the Cenotaph in Whitehall. Click here to view other pictures and video clips of the event.