The Atholl Highlanders *Photo supplied
The Atholl Highlanders *Photo supplied

FRIDAY, JUNE 8: The Bermuda Regiment will tomorrow join forces with a Scottish pipe band to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday.

The Regiment and its band will line up with the pipes and drums of the Atholl Highlanders – Europe’s only legal private army – in a glittering ceremony on Front Street to mark the occasion.

The two will be joined by guard detachments from the Bermuda Police, the Sea Cadet Corps and the Regiment’s own Cadet Corps.

Among the guests will be new Governor George Fergusson, Premier Paula Cox and the Duke of Atholl, who commands the Atholl Highlanders.

Soldiers from the Regiment will fire the traditional rifle salute – feu de joie – while a 21-gun salute will be fired from two 25-pounder artillery guns at Albuoy’s Point.

Regiment Adjutant Captain Ben Beasley said: “The Regiment has many roles – but it’s perhaps underestimated what an attraction for both tourists and residents these major public events are.

“The public, both our visitors and Bermuda residents, are welcome to attend what will be an impressive ceremony and we look forward to seeing as many people as possible.”

The parade starts at Cabinet Office on Front Street at 10am and is expected to last just over an hour.