The Dedication of the Intelligence Services' Centenary Plaque
Wednesday, 14th October 2009
Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh attended the Dedication on Wednesday 14th October 2009 in the South Cloister of Westminster Abbey of a Plaque marking the Centenary of the Intelligence Services.
HM The Queen formally presented the plaque into the custody of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster saying it would:
…celebrate the gallantry, sacrifice and heroism of the men and women of the Intelligence Services.
The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, who said:
We remember with pride and gratitude the service rendered to this nation by the men and women of our Intelligence Services over the past one hundred years, and their invisible, unstinting devotion to duty.
An Address was given by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP.
The Foreign Secretary, the Rt Hon David Miliband MP, and the Home Secretary, the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP, also attended the service.
Prayers were led by the Reverend Michael Macey, Minor Canon of Westminster.
The service was sung by the Choir of Westminster conducted by James O’Donnell, the Organist and Master of Choristers.