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Plattsburgh 2002

Once again, members of the Royal Naval Association Southern Ontario Branch and Royal Marine Association Ontario accompanied by the Royal Marine Association Band from Coburg, were part of the 1812-1814 commemoration weekend.  The Royal Marine Band were certainly the highlight of the parade, receiving a standing ovation along the entire parade route.  The "Beat Retreat " ceremony and musical marching display, followed by the trooping of the Royal Naval & Royal Marine Association Colours brought all of the spectators to their feet with thundering applause.

Pictures below of a short moving ceremony at Captain Downie's grave with members Royal Naval & Royal Marine Associations. 

2009 addendum: For current information on Battle of Plattsburgh the contact details are as follows:

31 Washington Road,
Plattsburgh, NY,  12903
Telephone:  518-566-1814

or go to: http://www.battleofplattsburgh.org

 

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RNA Colour Party & RNA march into Plattsburgh graveyard.
S/M's Terry Sullivan, Chris Shellard, Bill Powell leading. S/M Al Lawrence representing Naval Club behind Chris and David Kemp partial obscured.  Jean Kemp appears to be only one marching correctly!


Rear Rank: Peter Noble, Ron Carter, Al Lamb, Charles McKay, Terry Sullivan, David Kemp, Sam Andrews, Bill Powell, Ray Gibson, Don Ashfield, Chris Shellard,
Front Row: Gerry McManus, Bill Dickinson, Mike Cubitt, Al Lawrence and Norrie Millen

Left Rank: Charles McKay, Ray Gibson, Bill Dickinson, Al Lamb, Ron Carter. Center [behind grave]: David Kemp, Terry Sullivan, Norrie Millen, Bill Powell in front rank, Chris Shellard, Al Lawrence  and Don Ashfield. Right Rank: Gerry McManus, Peter Noble, Mike Cubitt, Sam Andrews


RMA & RNA Members pose behind Captain Downie's Grave
L-R Standing: Jim Noble, Ron Carter, Al Lamb, Charles McKay, Terry Sullivan, David Kemp, Sam Andrews, Bill Powell, Ray Gibson, Don Ashfield & Chris Shellard.
L-R Kneeling: Gerry McManus, Bill Dickinson, Mike Cubitt, Al Lawrence & Norrie Millen

Captain Downie's Plot


RNA Southern Ontario Branch march into Plattsburgh cemetery with their Colour Party leading.

 

The Saturday Parade


Plattsburgh Fire Truck


New York Firemen and 911 wreckage


Veterans of Foreign Wars  [VFW] in US Navy period costumes

An old Marine never dies...!


US Troops just back from Afghanistan stage a mock clear route routine


US Army Band


Pipe Band of Ontario Police


RMA & RNA Trooping the Colours
L-R: RMA Jim Noble, RMA Malcolm Tucker, RMA Jim Cranahan
, RNA David Kemp, RNA Norrie Millen & RNA Chris Shellard


RMA & RNA Trooping the Colours
L-R: RMA Jim Noble, RMA Jim McGranahan, RMA Malcolm Tucker,  RNA David Kemp, RNA Norrie Millen & RNA Chris Shellard


RMA L-R Bill Hammacot, Jo Bristow, Jim Bristow, Mike Cubitt & Louis Davies


 S/M Jean Kemp poses with 2 of the 750 bikers in town


Annette Ashfield, Helen McKay & Jean Kemp pose with to US troops in period costume


 Peterborough [Ontario] Naval Club Colour Party


 Biker, Jean Kemp, David Kemp, Chris Shellard [partially obscured] and Terry Sullivan outside motel


RMA Band "Beating Retreat"


 RMA Band march onto parade [a.k.a. Main Street]


RMA Band "Beating Retreat"


RMA Band approach city hall


RNA & RMA Colours are trooped outside City Hall
RNA Colour - S/M Norrie Millen, Maple Leaf - S/M Chris Shellard, RMA Colour Jim McCranahan, Union Flag - Jim Noble, escort Colour Sgt. Malcolm Tucker RMA  and Colour Guard Officer S/M David Kemp RNA
[Note Marines and Navy have different step as taught by numbers....! It was the Sgt Major...Honest!] 


 RNA & RMA Colours preparing to march off behind RMA Band
L - R Union Flag - Jim Noble, RMA Colour - Jim McCranahan, RNA Colour - Norrie Millen, Maple Leaf - Chris Shellard, escort Malcolm Tucker RMA  and David Kemp RNA behind


RMA Band marching up onto bridge... but when they're only halfway up....


 Appreciative crowd clap and cheer as RMA Band march into town hall square to begin musical display


 RMA Band counter marching in City Hall square


RMA Band Drum Major Tom McMullen


RNA Southern Ontario Branch Colour party leading shipmates of the Branch, closely followed by Peterborough Naval Club Colours.


 RMA Band march into town hall square to begin musical display
 


RNA Members relax over a drink after parade at the "Ground Round"
L-R: David Kemp, Jean Kemp, Nancy Sullivan, Annette Ashfield, Norrie Millen, Megs Shellard, Don Ashfield,  Chris Shellard & Terry Sullivan kneeling in foreground


 A replica of the British Camp of 1812


A replica of the British Camp of 1812

 




That's all folks!

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