The Queen's Birthday Parade
Smart, sharp and spectacular are words to describe the troops performing in the Queen's (Official) Birthday Parade at the Ronald Webster's Park on Monday June 8th. Even though the attendance was poor compared to the Anguilla Day Parade on Friday May 29th, there was no stopping this show. Several march passes, special drills by the Royal Anguilla Police Force, a 21 gun salute, and I almost forgot, the usual three cheers of "Hip-Hip-Hooray!" for Her Majesty were performed with perfect (well... almost perfect) coordination. Everyone stood at attention for the National Anthem "God Save the Queen" and for the National Song "God Bless Anguilla".
Radio Anguilla was there to provide coverage, but it was an extra special treat for those who came to see the parade in person. The troops comprised of the Royal Anguilla Police Force, Boy Scouts, Pathfinders, Girl Scouts, Brownies, Cadets, Christian Assembly Conquerors and the Police Marching Band directed by Mitch Geisner. Her Majesty Governor, Mr. Robert M Harris inspected the troops and presented two "clasp" awards in recognition of over 25 years of qualifying service in the Royal Anguilla Police Force to two senior members of the Force. The recipients of awards were Inspector Carl Ruan, CPM. and Commissioner of Police Donald Connor, CPM. JP.
Guest Article by Johanne WebsterRevised: June 27, 1998
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