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Police Band Celebrates Anniversary With Commemorative Stamps

Six commemorative stamps were unveiled yesterday to mark the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF) Band’s 120th anniversary.

The unveiling was held at the Paul H. Farquharson Conference Centre.

Among those in attendance were Commissioner of Police Ellison Greenslade, Postmaster Leslie Cartwright, Minister of Transport and Aviation Glenys Hanna-Martin, members of the executive management team, senior officers, clergy members, general staff and colleagues.

Mr. Greenslade praised the officers for their “great service” to the country.

He also noted that the musicians successfully completed international exams, making them the most credentialed group of musicians anywhere in this region.

“As commissioner of police, I am not only satisfied that the members of the band are outstanding musicians,” he said. “I am also proud of the fact that these men and women are first and foremost trained police officers who at a moment’s notice are ready to protect our nation’s resources.”

Two of the six stamps depict major historical events.

The events stem as far back as 1948 with the appointment of the first Bahamian conductor of the RBPF Band. The other stamp shows the band performing for Queen Elizabeth in 1975 as she boards the Royal Yacht.

Vivid colours are undeniably what capture the eye when viewing the commemorative stamps. The two historical stamps are black and white; one of the stamps was enhanced with a hint of colour.

The stamps were presented to the Former Director of Music, Commissioner Greenslade and to Minister Hanna-Martin.

The stamps range in price point from 15 cents to 85 cents and can be purchased at any post office.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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