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The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

On June 2, 2022, King’s-Edgehill School, in collaboration with West Hants Regional Municipality, hosted the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth ll. This occasion marked the anniversary of Her Majesty’s 70th year of reign over the British Empire. Our own Mr. Daniel Kimbley and Miss VanEssa Roberts from the municipality put their heads together for the planning, preparation, and execution of the event. The 254 took the occasion to mount a Ceremonial Honour Guard comprised mainly of International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma candidates and Grade 11 and 12 students who did not have an exam at the time. The Guard, under command of Master Warrant Officer Megan Mattie ’22, was splendidly turned out in full highland dress complete with claymore swords. The reviewing officer for the occasion was His Honour, the Honourable Arthur J LeBanc, ONS, QC, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. Accompanying His Honour was Her Honour, Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc. Prior to the ceremony, guests were hosted by our Headmaster, Mr. Seagram at a reception at Alexandria Hall. The event was opened with welcoming remarks from the Master of Ceremonies, His Worship, Mayor Abraham Zebian.

Their Honours were piped from Alexandria Hall by Piper Warrant Officer Sean Hurley ‘23 to Convocation Hall where His Honour took up station on the reviewing dais to take the official welcome. MWO Mattie delivered the royal salute with an excellent word of command and our Drum Major Master Warrant Officer Mitchell Larkin ‘22 played the “Vice Regal Salute” that is accorded His Honour on the oboe. Following the Royal Salute, MWO Mattie invited His Honour to inspect the guard. Music for the inspection was provided by WO Sean Hurley who delivered a fine rendition of “Scotland the Brave”. I think Sean was pretty brave as he had to play the entire tune twice and did a great job. Following the inspection MWO Mitchell Larkin once again employed his oboe and delivered the national anthem, “O Canada”. His Honour addressed the guests, followed by Kings-Hants Member of Parliament, Kody Blois and Member of the Legislative Assembly, Melissa Sheehy-Richard. One of the highlights of the occasion was the official proclamation delivered by Town Crier Lloyd Smith, the longest serving town crier in North America. Lloyd was assisted by Will Brewer, town crier for the Halifax Regional Municipality. Following the proclamation, MWO Mitchell Larkin provided us with the Royal anthem, “God Save Our Queen”. The event was spectacular! The Guard was well turned out, their Honours were very impressed with both the ceremony and especially our campus. What a great way for some of our grads to depart our School and the Corps!

What a great day to be a cadet in the 254!

Please click here for Rev. David Curry's Jubilee Prayer.

Major Keith Hynes
Commanding Office
254 KES Cadet Corps

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