Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Princess Louise Visits the Troops

Soldiers and Colonel of Argyll and Sutherland Brigade pushing Princess Louise's Car [Z1306/12/6/6]

Wednesday 3rd February 1915:  The Argyll and Sutherland Brigade was inspected this afternoon by H.R.H. Princess Louise, the second royal visitor to Bedford in three months.[1] The battalions marched up Kimbolton Road soon after noon and took up their positions in a field near Putnoe Farm. The Princess arrived by motor car at 1.35 and was driven into the field. She was welcomed by the Brigadier; the troops presented the “general salute” and the band played the National Anthem. After walking along in front of the battalions and acknowledging their salutes, the Princess took up a position near the Park Hotel for the troops to march past. The secret of the visit was well kept, and very few civilians were present.

Source: Bedfordshire Times 5th February 1915

[1] King George V visited Bedford on 22  October 1914 to review the Highland troops. 

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