Photos: 2019 Queen’s Birthday Parade

June 9, 2019

The annual Queen’s Birthday Parade was held on Saturday morning [June 8] on Front Street in Hamilton featuring the pomp and pageantry of the marching units from the Royal Bermuda Regiment, Royal Bermuda Regiment Band & Corps of Drums, Bermuda Police Service, Royal Bermuda Regiment Junior Leaders and the Bermuda Sea Cadet Corps.

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.

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.

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  1. I was there but....... says:

    the CoP needs a tailor,check ya boy’s pants.

  2. Landtango says:

    Once again BERNEWS photographs have captured this special celebration. Wonderful photograph of the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

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