A WELL known member of the Girls' Brigade has retired from
Kilmakee after 43 years service - 40 of them as Captain.
Anne Russell, also a Sunday School Teacher
for 20 years, has worked with three generations of children in
her years as Captain, training the girls to such high levels
they regularly won awards for district, Northern Ireland, All
Ireland and British Isles competitions.
Anne trained officers and sub-officers and
initiated girls from the company in the Duke of Edinburgh
Recently four girls won the Queen's Award.
During her years of involvement in GB, Anne has served nine
years as District Commissioner and has also served on the
It has been an honour and a privilege to
serve God in this way but I couldn't have done it without my
dedicated band of officers and sub officers and of course a very
Anne intends to help out in the district and
wishes the new Captain Audrey Godfrey and her brilliant officers
all the very best.