Barbados Regiment Week
BDF Media Release| 17 Mar 2020
Photography credit: BDF Media
The Barbados Regiment hosted a week of activities in recognition of the receipt of their Colour 67th Anniversary. The week of activities held from 23 – 28 February 2020, included a number of events such as; Barbados Regiment Colour to Church held at the St Paul’s Anglian church under the theme of “A Sense of Organizational Unity, Unity in History, Unity of Purpose, Unity of Vision”. Lieutenant Colonel, the Honourable Jeffrey D. Bostic, M.P. Minister of Health and Wellness was the principle guest and reviewing officer.
Other activities comprised of a general cleaning of the Sterling Children’s Home environs, a Treasure Hunt around the Garrison Historical area and a traditional Regimental Dinner.
The week of activities culminated with the Freedom of the City March from Pelican Village via Cheapside to Independence Square. This Military tradition started in the 1950’s when Ernest Deighton Mottley, the first Mayor of Bridgetown and grandfather of Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. gave the Barbados Regiment the Key to the City, thus, granting them permission to March into the city with its Colour displayed, beating drums and bayonets fixed.