BOYS’ Brigade Notes – Visit By Boys’ Brigade Patron, Her Majesty The Queen
As part of the Diamond Jubilee Tour, Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh visited Inverclyde on Wednesday 4 July where Her Majesty officially opened Inverclyde Council’s new contact centre. Inverclyde Council had invited representatives of uniformed youth organisations to be present at the event and 20 places were allocated to the Battalion.
In addition to the boys and officers at Cathcart Square, approximately 60 representatives of the Battalion lined the Esplanade to show appreciation to the Boys' Brigade patron on the occasion of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.
Photo by Jim McQuarrie
Upon arrival at Cathcart Square, each Boy was given a flag and then the boys were allocated their place in the square. Fortunately the boys were shown to an area close to the entrance and had an excellent view of the proceedings.
When Her Majesty and the Duke arrived they were met by a great cheer and the atmosphere was terrific. The state Bentley was parked very close to the boys and they were able to take photographs of the Royal party. It has to be noted that some of the boys were also very interested in the Royal car!
At her departure, the boys, as well as everyone else, cheered the Royal party who were left in no doubt of the appreciation felt by the general public.