North Antrim MP Ian Paisley met with members of the Chelsea Pensioners this week as they visited Northern Ireland. The retired servicemen, members of the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards were in the province to be with their regiment as they laid up their final standard in St McCartan’s Cathedral in Enniskillen
I.P Sam Cameron of the Pensioners commented “The welcoming atmosphere of the people of Northern Ireland has been second to none and if anyone wishes to make a return journey in the future they can be assured of a warm welcome at The Royal Hospital Chelsea”, where the Pensioners are based.
Mr Paisley commented “Its an honour to welcome members of the Chelsea Pensioners to our shores as they come to celebrate the Dragoon Guards proud history. I trust they have had a wonderful stay and that they return home safe in the knowledge that as a proud nation, we have nothing but respect for the bravery they have demonstrated and the sacrifices they have made to preserve the freedom of Great Britain.”