May 16 - Convent Invite Public To Watch Ceremonial Guard Mount This Saturday

Members of the Public are invited to watch a Ceremonial Guard Mount outside the Convent at midday on Saturday 18th May 2019.

This will be the first ceremonial Guard Mount of 2019, and will be conducted by I Company of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, accompanied by the Band and Corp of Drums.

This formal Changing of the Guard ceremony is now conducted four times a year, in the spring and summer.

A spokesperson for the Convent said: "During the ceremony, the Old Guard will deploy from to No 6 Convent Place. At 11am the New Guard accompanied by the Band and Corps of Drums will march on parade from the direction of John Mackintosh Hall towards the Convent. After acknowledging His Excellency the Governor’s presence with a Royal Salute and the playing of the first six bars of the National Anthem, the Guard Commanders commence the handover before posting the replacement sentry. The Old Guard then marches off with the band and the ceremony is concluded."