Girls' Brigade Factfile

* The Girls Brigade was founded in 1893 in Dublin * It operates in over 60 countries worldwide but it was not until 1949 that work began in England * The Queen Mother was a GB patron until her death in 2002 * In 1909 they adopted the motto Onward and Up

* The Girls' Brigade was founded in 1893 in Dublin

* It operates in over 60 countries worldwide but it was not until 1949 that work began in England

* The Queen Mother was a GB patron until her death in 2002

* In 1909 they adopted the motto 'Onward and Upward'