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The Queen

Inspecting the TA on her visit in (1987).
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Picture added on 27 July 2007
Am I correct in saying that the TA must have had the "Freedom if the City" conferred on them, which would have given them the right to march through Kirkwall with "bayonettes fixed"?
Added by Sandy on 29 July 2007
This is obviously not the T.A.
Something tells me that this picture was an inspection of the Queens Own Highlanders.
When is the question.
Added by Peter Burges on 30 July 2007
I beleieve the QOH were given the freedom of the City in the early 90's
Added by Donnie Borwick on 31 July 2007
The picture is of A`Coy, 2/51, Highlanders, TA.There are men from Orkney and Caithness, Golspie, Brora and others present at the parade.We marched in from Weyland camp to old police station where we fixed bayonets and marched down to Broad st to meet the Queen.The date is late 1980s.
Added by Laurence Norquay. on 28 August 2007
Very inaccurate statements and what is the reference of the East Church when you are in front of the Cathedral and not mentioned. Re adjust.

[What do you want changed? -Steven]
Added by Maj IJ. Thain. Curator Military Museum. Kirkwall on 15 September 2018
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