Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Queens Tour - Second Battalian Nigerian Regiment

After her coronation in 1953 The Queen embarked on a series of overseas visits, including trips to parts of the Empire and Commonwealth never before visited by her predecessors.
She toured Nigeria from 28 January to 16 February 1956, stopping off to inspect the soldiers of the Nigeria Regiment. After the Queen's visit, the regiment (shown here parading in khaki drill with red fezzes, scarlet zouave-style jackets edged in yellow, and red cummerbunds) was renamed the Queen's Own Nigeria Regiment in her honour.

Queen and Duke talking to Nigerian Regiment, with the two children watching

Guards of the 2nd Battalion, Nigeria Regiment, Royal West African Frontier Force, dressing for the visit of Queen Elizabeth II, Lagos, Nigeria, 1956,

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