Excerpt from The Book of the Army Pageant Held at Fulham Palace
The organisation necessary for this purpose consists of over Honorary Representatives of the Society scattered through all the Towns and Villages of the United Kingdom, and extending even to India and the Colonie... s. These ladies and gentlemen are untiring in their efforts on behalf of ex-soldiers and Sailors, and I am sure I am only voicing the general feeling when I say that the Navy and Army owe them a great debt of gratitude.
Special attention should be drawn to the fourth object of the Society enumerated above. To carry this out, Workshops have been established in London, Brookwood, Edinburgh, and Dublin, and in these the disabled men are taught trades according to their capabilities, and as an evidence of the excellence of their handiwork it can be pointed out with great gratification that the workshops have been awarded several Gold Medals at the various Exhibitions, and a Diploma of Honour for an exhibit in Berlin.
The funds of the Society, it must be stated with great regret, are very low, the necessary expenditure, on relief alone, exceeding the available income, and it is in the hope of improving this state of affairs that the Army Pageant is being held. Even so, new Annual Subscribers to the Society are much needed.
In conclusion, as President of the Society, I desire to convey my personal thanks to Mr. F. R. Benson, and to all those who have so generously come forward to assist in the arduous work of organising and carrying out the details of the Pageant, and to assure them that their efforts will not only be appreciated hythe Society as a whole, but also by the many thousands of Soldiers and Sailors who may in due course have to seek its aid.
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