Royal Bermuda Regiment to be granted Freedom of the City of Hamilton
The Royal Bermuda Regiment will be granted the Freedom of the City of Hamilton at a ceremony today to mark Armed Forces Day.
Dressed in ceremonial uniform, troops will assemble at Union Square at 10am, before marching to City Hall, where Charles Gosling, Hamilton’s mayor will read the Freedom of the City proclamation.
The honour, which dates back to ancient Rome, is granted to individuals or military units that have earned the trust of the citizenry.
The presentation at City Hall is expected to start at 10.30am.
The parade route will follow Victoria, Wesley, and Church Streets before arriving at City Hall. After the ceremony the parade will then return to Union Square via Cedar Ave and Victoria, Court, and Dundonald Streets.
A spokesman for the Royal Bermuda Regiment said: “With many of the national ceremonial events being cancelled over the past year, Armed Forces Day represents an opportunity for our Colours to be flown, our Band and Corps of Drums to be heard, and for our soldiers to march through the city with bayonets fixed in recognition of all of those who have served and sacrificed for our community over the past year.
“Further, it is an opportunity to head to Hamilton on a Saturday morning and support our local businesses.”
“We would encourage anyone who wants to learn more about service in the Regiment to call 238-1045 or to visit RBR.BM.