On Thursday, December 27, at 4:30 p.m. a private farewell parade was held at Government?
On Thursday, December 27, at 4:30 p.m. a private farewell parade was held at Government House for H.E. The Governor, Sir Patrick Renison. The parade was drawn up on the forecourt of Government House and consisted of detachments from the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards, 3rd Battalion The King's African Rifles, the Kenya Regiment (TF), Royal Air Force Eastleigh and the Kenya Police, Nairobi Area. Each detachment consisted of two officers and 30 other ranks. The parade was supported by the Pipes and Drums of 2nd Scots Guards and the band of the Kenya Police. 30 Scouts from the Boy Scouts' Association lined the front of Government House.
His Excellency was attended by the General Officer Commanding East Africa, Major General R.E.Goodwin, the Commander Royal Air Force, Air Commodore J.C.Macdonald and the Commissioner of Police, Mr.R.C. Catling. Each of the officers was accompanied by his Aides de Camp.
The Commander of the parade was Lt.Col.G.P.M. Ramsay, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Scots Guards and the R.S.M. was 01 E.K.L.Edwards, Welsh Guards, serving with 3 KAR.
During the parade the Governor presented a ceremonial sword to the Bandmaster of the Kenya Band of the K.A.R., Band Master B.Skelton and a mace to the Band Master of the Kenya Police Band, ASP F.A.C.Thornton.
The officers with each detachment were as follows:-2nd Scots Guards - Major O.W.Prialx and Lt.M.I.E.Scott.
3 KAR - Capt.F.F.Harding and Lt.J.C.Tumbo.
Kenya Regt.- 2/Lt.B.R.Granville-Ross and 2/Lt.W.R.M.Spence.
RAF Eastleigh - F/Lt.W.P.Roden and Fg/Off.R.Nield.
Kenya Police - Cdt/ASP Reuben Mutua and Insp.N.Fahy.
The Pipes and Drums to the 2nd Scots Guards were led by Pipe Major R.Kilgour.