Beefeaters steal the show
THE BEEFEATERS are in town. Or at least, they were.
One of the major attractions of the celebrations for Parliament’s 375th anniversary yesterday was two special sentries from the British Monarchy’s guards.
The pair are warders of the Queen’s Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, the oldest British military corps still in existence, going back to 1485. They are also known informally as Beefeaters.
The stoic men stood guard at the Broad Street entrance to Parliament and silently watched as the Barbados military stopped in front of the historic Parliament to display the Commonwealth flags before marching by. (CA)