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Landship remembers ‘Captain Watson’

Landship remembers ‘Captain Watson’
The procession making its way to the headquarters of the Barbados Landship. (Picture by Reco Moore)

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Members of the Barbados Landship began the first of a series of celebrations to honour the life of Lord High Admiral Vernon Watson.

Yesterday, a small group marched from Tweedside Road, St Michael to the Landship dock at My Lord’s Hill.

A hearse, bearing Watson’s body in a casket was part of the procession, while the tuk band set the rhythm and time with appropriate music.

Watson, 89, served in the indigenous organisation since the 1970s until he died earlier this month.

Among those viewing his body were Prime Minister Mia Mottley and chief executive officer of the National Cultural Foundation, Carol Roberts-Reifer.

His funeral is scheduled for later this week. (TG)

Landship remembers ‘Captain Watson’
The tuk band at the head of the procession making its way to the headquarters of the Barbados Landship. 
Landship remembers ‘Captain Watson’
Prime Minister Mia Mottley viewing the body of Lord High Admiral Vernon Watson. 

Landship remembers ‘Captain Watson’

Members of the Barbados Landship carrying the casket with Lord High Admiral Vernon Watson into the headquarters for viewing.