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The weekend of August 16th and 17th saw LFD return for its third Fife & Drum Muster at Fort George. Also in attendance: two new members, one bugler and zero ghosts.
After a decade-and-a-half hiatus, the King's Royal Yorkers and other Crown Forces units (including the Loyalist Fifes & Drums) returned to the historic city on the St. Lawrence.
July 19th and 20th, LFD appeared at Niagara-on-the-Lake's Fort George once again. This time however, with some new blood! It was a solid weekend at a favourite site with friends both new and old.
July 1st, The Loyalist Fifes and Drums joined the celebrations on our nation's birthday. Marching in the popular Bath Canada Day Parade once again, The Drums led the way with the same tunes that led the Loyalists over two centuries ago.
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Formed up and ready to go!
Named after Major General Sir Isaac Brock, it is very fitting that our first true event for the 1812 Bicentenary celebrations was held in Brockville. We gathered at the Brockville Armoury along with a contingent of infantrymen from the Canadian Fencibles, another from the Brockville Rifles (c.1862), and a local pipe band. We set off to the Drum Major’s familiar call “Lilly, Gary, Bashful” and advanced, at the ordinary, toward the Brockville Court House.
Upon arrival at the Court House we halted and witnessed the ceremony which included descendants of Major General Brock, local politicians, men of the cloth, and local historians (military and art). The highlight being the unveiling and rededication of the Hamilton MacCarthy bust of our famous war hero.
With the ceremony at an end we descended the gentle slope away from the Court House, under the bronze gaze of Sir Isaac Brock, we played Washington’s Artillery (sorry, we just like the tune). The silvery tones sounded sweetly among the historic stone and brick buildings of Brockville.
To Major General Brock a hearty Huzzah!