Trevor King Memorial parade - 04/07/09

The band made the small trip to the Shankill to parade in memory of Trevor King who was killed by the IRA 15 years ago.

Without going into detail Trevor was one of the most valued Volunteers of the Ulster Volunteer Force at that time and even today is talked about in the highest esteem in many a debate.

Nearly 30 bands attended today, the parade being lead by the Shankill Protestant Boys in the short route around the Shankill finishing at Trevors mural.

Good crowds on a fine but warm day. Bands out in good numbers so close to the 12th. Goldsprings, Freemen Memorial and Monkstown YCV all out in big numbers. Pride of the West, West Belfast Volunteers, Newtownards Volunteer Flute with plenty on show and indeed a fitting tribute to the Trevor King committie.

Below are a selection of photographs of the band in action.

Colour Party Drum corps Bass drum
Flute Corps

Here is clips of the band in action.
CLIP 1 - CLIP 2 - CLIP 3 - CLIP 4 - CLIP 5

Today we paraded with 4 of a colour party, 16 drummers, 2 bass drummers and 29 flautists. Not bad for a Saturday afternoon and being so close to the 12th. Thanks to all for attending.

Doing this parade today was great to support, now onto the 12th and i hope everyone has a great one. Lest we forget.

John Keenan
East Belfast Protestant Boys Flute Band Chairman