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Old 03-06-22, 12:15 PM
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Default Queens Jubilee Parade in Chester 2/6/22

Contingents were Reserves ( QOY) and cadets from ACF, Air Cadets and Sea/RM cadets.

A fraction of the size of the parade that would have been if Chester was still Headquarters Western Command but you have to admire those who turned out and put on a show.

( one photo might bring back memories for Mike B and Richard )

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I'm no longer the slender chap that I used to be and people who live in glass houses and all that, but, I just can't unsee that rather large, bearded RAFAC officer in the last photograph, there is just so much wrong with his turnout.....

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Thank you for sharing Peter!!! I really enjoyed seeing these. Were there bands playing or was it just a quiet parade?

Do the RN and RAF personnel march as the army with the high arm swing?

When I was in Atlanta two other friends and I would march in he 4th of July and Soldiers Day parades dressed as soldiers from the past - one a WWI Marine, a WWII Marine and I was a WWII Paratrooper. There were also lots of bands playing as well.

God Bless the Queen!

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Thank you Peter.

Stick and Cane Drill not taught any more??

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A distinct lack of any medals on many (senior) ranks. The large bearded RAFAC gent is not a credit I'm afraid. Brown leather gloves in shirt sleeves??

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Possibly his tunic no longer buttons up anymore?
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A sack of sh1t held together with a bit of string around the middle as my dad would have said
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Thanks all for your interesting comments.

Terry there was a civilian band at the head of the procession but sadly given the street layout in Chester it was probably only the first contingent who could hear the music most of the time before the band turned a corner.


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Lovely post Peter, thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Rob ,
So much has changed in the last 20-30 years including standards but some people are still prepared to give of their free time for the community and our country.

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Thanks Peter for the info re the band.

I have very fond memories of Chester on my first trip over. Was with a lovely Australian couple in a tour, and his father was sentenced to servitude in Australia many moons ago from a location in Chester. Our guide made a special side trip during one of he free times to take the couple there and anyone else who wanted to go, which I did. It was a smallish area surrounded by red brick buildings, with a post in the center. I assume the chained the prisoner there during sentencing????

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I'm no longer the slender chap that I used to be and people who live in glass houses and all that, but, I just can't unsee that rather large, bearded RAFAC officer in the last photograph, there is just so much wrong with his turnout.....

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And the guy behind him is ‘tic tocking’. Oh dear!
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The Sack of Shite referred to above is the most disgusting object to have the nerve to be present in public wearing a uniform that I have ever seen. I am sure that the youths following it were suffering internally from shame. ALL personnel holding any leadership position in a youth organization should be a role model. What the hell does he think those following him can aspire to? BUT, Shame on his superiors for putting him in that position. Lastly, at this time of the year, Most cadet corps are about at the end of their training year and as such, Should be at their highest level of Dress, Drill and Deportment! Sadly, each unit photographed shows something lacking in their marching skills. And, if you can’t hear the band, someone call the cadence and dig those heels in and make your own base drum! yes, I know, I’m just an old Rock-Ape having a moan, Having marched through those streets of Chester in ‘61 whilst stationed at Sealand, those photo’s did not make me feel nostalgic! D.J.
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Peter,
Some great quality pictures, many thanks.
Reminds me of my Marine Cadet days many, many years ago!
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