Fellow members of the Green Howards Association
After last Sunday’s excellent Green Howard Sunday, I would like to thank all those who took part in some way – marchers, spectators, wives, families, friends. It was good to see so many in Richmond on Sunday. I know that many of you were there on Saturday, and some on Friday too!
We were lucky with the weather; that certainly made a difference.
This year’s highlight was the presentation by Colonel De Loustal of the Légion d’honneur to Charlie Hill. Charlie is a remarkable man who has seen a lot during his lifetime.
The new layout in Friary Gardens made his approach to the French Colonel all the more impressive. Colonel De Loustal was moved by the spirit of our Regimental family.
In addition to Mr Hill’s medal, Gold Badges were presented to Mr Mike Igo, Brigadier John Powell, the last Colonel of the Regiment, and to Colonel Anthony Gaynor who was our distinguished Parade Commander. It was a nice touch that Anthony was supported by his sons Miles and Tom, both former officers.
In my remarks, for those who were not present, I thanked Major Tony Warriner MBE for arranging this excellent weekend. I also thanked the Standard Bearers,