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1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

Ferozeshah Parade, Stanley Fort, Hong Kong 1989


Parade state 1989


This was the last Ferozeshah Parade that the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment (Berkshire and Wiltshire) held in Hong Kong. It was held on the 14th December 1989 due to operational commitments. The inspecting officer was the Commander British Forces, Major General Peter DUFFELL CBE MC. The escort to the Colours was provided by 'C' (Sp) Company, and the R.S.M.s guard and escort to the Colours by 'B' Company. A further guard was found by HQ Company, commanded by Major John SILVESTER.


Regimental Colour 'Trooped' by C Sgt STARKEY

The Regimental Colour being 'trooped' through Nos 2,3 & 4 guards. The colour is carried by C/Sgt STARKEY


1 DERR March on

The Battalion March on

1 DERR Steady on Parade 1989

Steady on Parade

1 DERR Colours trooped

Troop the Colours

1 DERR Colour Party

The Colour Party

The Colour Party prepare to troop

The colour Party prepare to troop




Commanding Officer 

Lieutenant Colonel D.J.A. Stone

Second in Command 



Captain R DAVIS

Officers Colour party

Warrant officers and Sergeants Colour party

Lt P.R. Flavell

WO II Maynard

2nd Lt R.J.G. Preece

C/Sgt Decarteret

Cpl Hopgood

C/Sgt Stanley

Cpl Rumble

Sgt Probets

Cpl Parsons

Sgt Parks

No 1 Guard

Major F.D.F. DRURY


2nd Lt R.E. Llewellyn-Smith

WO II Christian

WO II Snee

No 4 Guard

WO class I (RSM) Godwin

WO II Mcleod

C/Sgt Truman


DERR Sgts Colour Party Hong Kong 1989

Sgts Colour Party 1989


RSMs Guard Marching past, Hong Kong

R.S.Ms Guard Marching Past


To most soldiers the Ferozeshah Parade finished the moment you marched off parade, but for the Sgts and Officers the proceedings were not complete until the colours were handed back to the Officers with due ceremony at Midnight. We display a few images from the 1989 Ferozshah Ball in Hong Kong 1989  




Sgts Colour Party Hong Kong

The Sergeants Colour Party under the command of R.S.M. GODWIN

1 DERR Officers colour party

The Officers Colour Party

DERR Sgts Colour Party Evening handover 89

The Sgts Colour Party, Evening handover

DERR Sgts Hand back Colours to Officers 89

Sgts hand back Colours to Officers

DERR Sgts group Hong kong

A Sgts group at the evening ball, Jim WATERFALL to the left

Jim WATERFALL and Wife at Ball 1989

Jim WATERFALL under the command of his wife at the 1989 evening ball



The Web team would like to thank Jim WATERFALL for his assistance with this page
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                            Revised: 23 May 2003.