Today I visited Dover Castle for the Beating of the Retreat to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth.
It was great to catch up with so many leading members of the community. There was a presentation of Jubilee Gifts for the Queen. The acceptance of these gifts by the Lord Warden on behalf of the Queen made me wonder once again why he isn't a freeman of the town of Dover. The highlight of the evening was the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas - who played a whole host of music including Sunset and the National Anthem.
We should be proud of these traditions and support all our servicemen in every way we can
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