The encampment featured our unit's new bell tent, set up for the first time. The bell tent stands nearly ten feet tall and almost thirteen feet in diameter. This conical design would accommodate a number of soldiers who would sleep arranged like the spokes of a wheel from the center pole to the edge of the tent.
Kim also brought the Queen's Colour--which she sewed--for its debut to the regiment. This enormous battle flag is 6 feet tall and six feet, six inches on the fly, on a 9 foot pole. Our newly minted Ensign Shane P. received the Colour from Kim in a short ceremony, boldly showing our 35th Royal Sussex spirit and fidelity to Her Majesty.
Very special thanks to Mr. Erich Huhn, the Passaic River Coalition, and Friends of Willow Hall for hosting the event.
God Save the Queen!
We thank M. Hackett, T. Hitt, and anyone else we snatched photos from!