Queen’s Scout Parade 2007

An album of photos from the 2007 Queen’s Scout Award parade at Windsor Castle has now been posted in our gallery.

Queen Scouts Peter Clarson and Thomas Hecht, having received their awards at county level earlier in April, traveled down to Windsor in April to join the national parade that takes place in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. With this year being the centenary of Scouting, the Queen and Prince Philip were both in attendance at the event. Heather and Steve Baker, ex 34th Nottingham leaders, were also spotted at Windsor as parade section leaders.

Apart from the photos in our own gallery album some photos of interest from www.scoutingcentenary.co.uk are linked to from the thumbnails below…

[all images taken from scoutingcentenary.co.uk]

An extract from www.scoutingcentenary.co.uk

Over three hundred Queen Scouts assembled from all over the United Kingdom and Commonwealth met to form the Parade of Queen Scouts. The Parade was led into the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle by the Band of the Scots Guards. They are followed by the Halesowen Scout Band augmented by a Corps of Drums from the 1st Syston Scout Troop and Guide Band with the Alderley District Scout Band.

The Queen Scouts forming sixteen Sections marched into the Quadrangle. When assembled, there was eight Sections (two rows deep, inward facing) lining the left and right sides of the Quadrangle with the two Bands on the inside.

The Leader of the Parade (Mr D. Harris), called the Queen Scout’s to Alert after which the Colour Party bearing the King’s Flag (named after it’s presenter King George V), the Flag of St George and the Scout Association Colour marched through the Parade stopping in front of the Dias.

The Parade being fully assembled, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip entered the Quadrangle by the Sovereign’s Entrance and was escorted to the Dias by the Chief Scout, Mr Peter Duncan and the Chief Executive, Mr D. M. Twine. The ‘Salute’ was then given.

The Queen left the Dias and, escorted by the Leader of the Parade, proceeded to review the Front Ranks of the Parade. Prince Philip and the Chief Scout reviewed the Rear Ranks.

Having completed the Review, Her Majesty returned to the Dias. The Queen Scouts turned into column and on the order ‘Quick March’, the Scout Band followed by the Leader of the Parade and the Colour Party led the March Past. As each Section reaches the Dias, its Leader gave the Salute and the remainder gave ‘Eyes Right’

Leaving the Quadrangle, the Parade continued their march through Upper, Middle and Lower Wards of the Castle to reach the Horseshoe Cloisters and enter St. George’s Chapel for the National Scout Service.

As the music faded, the Chief Scout escorted Her Majesty to the Sovereign’s Entrance. Having taken his leave, he escorted the Association’s Guests to the Chapel for the National Scout Service.