Photos: Queen’s Birthday Parade In Hamilton

June 15, 2014

Pomp and pageantry took over Front Street yesterday morning [June 14] as the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade took place, featuring the Bermuda Regiment, the Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, the Bermuda Police Service and Bermuda Police Reserves and more.

Queens Birthday Parade Bermuda, June 14 2014-25

The military in Bermuda has always celebrated the Sovereign’s Official Birthday with a June parade. From the nineteenth century until 1955, the ceremony was put on by the soldiers of the infantry battalion that was garrisoned in Bermuda.

Until the 1950s, the ceremony itself was a purely military celebration, with minimal public participation and took place at the Prospect Garrison field. This field is now the site of Bermuda’s National Stadium.

Queens Birthday Parade Bermuda, June 14 2014-17

From 1950 to 1955, the Queen’s Birthday Parade took place at Bernard’s Park with units from the British Garrison and the Royal Navy playing the lead role.

From 1952, there was participation by local units such as the newly formed Bermuda Rifles, the reformed Bermuda Militia Artillery, and the Bermuda Cadets Corps. In 1966, following the formation of the Bermuda Regiment, the parade shifted to Front Street.

Photos courtesy of the Bermuda Regiment Public Relations:

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  1. Happy day young Lady!

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