Royal Air Force Centenary Screen
St. George's Church, Douglas, celebrates the installation of a Royal Air Force Centenary Screen to enclose their War Memorial Chapel of Remembrance. This celebrates the centenary of service and sacrifice of the RAF over the century since it was first formed, and also, in this centenary of the end of the Great War, marks that solemn occasion.
The church are immensely grateful to the Royal Air Forces Association (IoM) who have paid for this work in its entirety – which is costing c. £23k. The intention had been to remove the memorial windows from the now redundant All Saints Church in Douglas, and install them in a purpose built screen made by T.E. Leece & Sons. This was found to be impossible to do without a high risk of destroying the originals, and so T.E.Cobbons were commissioned to make replicas.
The Lt. Governor, Mayor of Douglas, president of Tynwald and Speaker of the House of Keys will all be present and will take part in the service of dedication on Battle of Britain Sunday alongside the Bishop, who will also preach. The service of dedication is this Sunday, 16th September, at 11am