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1st Bn Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

Parades

 

During its time in Malta the Regiment took part in more than its fair share of parades, much to the delight of the soldiers. This page will provide a snapshot of some of them.
QUEENS BIRTHDAY PARADE 15th June 1963

Queens Birthday parade 63

In March rehearsals began for that complex ceremony of the 'trooping the colour' for the official celebration of the Queens Birthday. Originally scheduled for 8th June, it had to be postponed for a week because of a period of mourning for the death of his holiness the pope.

On the 15th June, the five guards, each of three officers and 52 other ranks march on the Floriana Parade ground under the ensigns at 08.25 hours. 

The trooping of the colour ceremony was then carried out followed by  march pasts in slow and quick time. After the return to the inspection line the parade ended with an Advance in review order, Three cheers for her Majesty and a final salute to the Governor

Markers, 'Take post'

Markers 'Take Post'

 

PARADE STATE 15th June 1963
Commanding Officer Lt Col FHB BOSHELL DSO MBE
Second in Command Major T A GIBSON
Adjutant Capt C B LEA - COX
Regimental Sgt Major WO 1 D C MORTIMER
No 1 GUARD No 2 GUARD
Capt J B HYSLOP Capt A J ROSE
Lt R I GOODHART Lt R N NOTLEY
2/Lt A P SEARLE (Ensign for the colour) Lt J D C HODDER
CSM R CLOUGH CSM K SZMELTER
Sgt C WHITING  
Sgt S PARSONS  
No 3 GUARD No 4 GUARD
Capt L C TREMELLEN Capt J D REDDING
Lt I G SPENCE Lt W A MACKERETH
2/Lt D J NEWTON 2/Lt S C I WHITEHOUSE
CSM J BARROW CSM P MARTIN

No 5 GUARD

Capt V H RIDLEY
Lt D J ALLAN
2/Lt M R STEPHENS
CSM D BRIGGS
Bandmaster W O 1 I R HIBBS
Drum Major Drum Major A FORD

 

FEROZESHAH PARADE 20th December 1963

Order of Parade

Colours handed over Col of the Regt inspects the parade

Lt A P SEARLE hands over the Queens Colour to C/Sgt (Later CSM) J WILLIAMS

Col of Regt Maj Gen B A COAD CB CBE DSO inspects the parade

 

PARADE STATE Freozeshah 20th December 1963
Commanding Officer Lt Col F H B BOSHELL DSO MBE
Adjutant Capt M A DRAPER
No 1 Company No 2 Company
Maj P R B FREELAND Capt J D REDDING
2/Lt J D C DENISON Lt J D C HODDER
2/Lt N J N SUTTON 2/Lt R P CATES
No 3 Company No 4 Company
Capt V H RIDLEY R S M D.C. MORTIMER
Lt A P SEARLE  
2/Lt P B HOBBS  
Colour Bearers Colour Bearers
Lt R N NOTLEY Col Sgt J WILLIAMS
Lt K J HATHAWAY Col Sgt F PAYNE

Bandmaster W.O. R HIBBS

 

Pictures from one of the Ferozeshah Parades

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The Colours march past

Hand over the colours

The Queens and Regimental colours proudly displayed at the head of the escorting company on the march past The Colour is handed over to the Sgts for the remainder of the day, to be returned at midnight

The Colours march past

The Colour party prepares to march past.

(Can anybody name any of those taking part ?)

 

QUEENS BIRTHDAY PARADE 12th June 1965

Parade Programme

THE PARADE

1st Battalion DERR provided Nos 2 and 3 guards, Band and Drums

Right Markers

Escort to the colours

Sgts BRAY, PARSONS, KING & CRIPPS C/Sgts LEEDER & KNIGHT

H E The Governor General inspects No 3 Guard
Major Fladgate

Same Guard differnt view, Major FLADGATE escorts as guard Commander

 

 

Acknowledgement
The Web team would like to thank Bill POTTER of Malta and Minden fame for his help with this page. Bill currently lives in Germany
 
 
                             
 
                        
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