Proclamation: “Freedom Of The City Of Hamilton”

November 11, 2015

The 2015 Convening of the Legislature Parade will take on a special dimension this year as part of the Royal Bermuda Regiment’s 50th anniversary celebrations, with Hamilton Mayor Charles Gosling conferring the Honorary Freedom of the City of Hamilton on the Royal Bermuda Regiment.

The announcement said, “Parliament will be convened on Friday, November 13, at 1100hrs by His Excellency The Governor, on Cabinet Grounds, who will read out the Throne Speech on behalf of the Government, outlining the planned programmes and legislation for the ensuing parliamentary year.

“Following the Throne Speech, and His Excellency’s departure from the grounds of the Cabinet Building, The Guard, preceded by the Band and Corps of Drums, will march via Front Street, Queen Street and Church Street to the forecourt of City Hall where the Mayor will deliver the proclamation of the Freedom of the City of Hamilton.

“Following the proclamation, current and former members of the Royal Bermuda Regiment will take part in a march past of City Hall, in recognition of the historic presentation and members’ service.

“Former members of the Regiment and its predecessor units wishing to take part are requested to email br50@gov.bm or call 238-3880 to confirm their attendance, and should report to City Hall no later than 12 noon on Friday 13th November. Dress is Regiment Tie and Blazer, with decorations.

“Former service members are invited to form-up in the forecourt of City Hall at Noon, under former Director of Music and BR50 Committee Member Major [Retd] Leslie Lowe, EM.

“This guard will observe the presentation and then march off with the Regiment along Church Street towards King Street and the Fire Station. A reception for invited guests will follow.”

Major Lowe commented, “This Freedom Parade provides a wonderful opportunity to reunite and celebrate the achievements the men and women of the Regiment and the great successes over the last 50 years and more!”

For more information on the Annual Convening of Legislature Parade and Freedom of the City of Hamilton, or other Bermuda Regiment 50th Anniversary celebrations, please visit the website br50.bm.

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  1. mj says:

    what exactly does this “freedom of the city proclamation” mean. What will this proclaimation change if anything? just wondering.