Monday 12 March 2018, 12:00 pm.
Colonel Clinton Hicks, OBE.
On 12 March people in Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Americas, the Pacific and Europe will observe Commonwealth Day. Faith and civic gatherings, debates, school assemblies, flag raising ceremonies, street parties and fashion shows are just some of the events they will use to celebrate the vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the Commonwealth.
In London, Queen Elizabeth II as Head of the Commonwealth will attend a multicultural, multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey with performances from choirs, dancers and musicians. During the event Her Majesty’s special Commonwealth Day message will be delivered. There will also be online statements from Secretary-General Patricia Scotland as well as leading global figures about the importance of the family of nations which links the governments, people and institutions of 53 countries.
The Royal Overseas League are holding a lunch to commemorate the day here at the Royal Scots Club. The Queens Commonwealth Day message will be read by our Chairman Col Clinton Hicks OBE. Tickets include a two course lunch and a glass of wine.
All ROSL and RSC Members are welcome!