|Sir John Major making an address at |
memorial gates on 11th March 2014
You tube Clip of fanfare and salute by Household Cavalry on Commonwealth Day at Hyde Park Corner
|An al fresco refreshing cup of tea accompanied|
by the Coldstream Guards' Band
It was a beautiful and colourful occasion both serious but also exuding with palpable goodwill.
After the ceremony the guests were offered tea and refreshments in a tent – so very British !!!
|Sir John Major former PM on his way to the gathering|
|Sir John Major shares a joke with the guests|
|Four Chelsea Pensioners arriving with their wreath|
Some extraordinary and memorable experiences in Nigeria and South Africa come to mind.
Over the years I have trained many gifted salespeople from all over the commonwealth in courses.
See the selling story of 400 year ago of John Saris of the East India Company
That is why the countries which are members of the Commonwealth, all the members are there purely of their own accord, were in most cases initially interlinked with each other by way of trade.
The theme for 2014 is #TeamCommonwealth, which expresses the spirit of friendship and motivation towards the shared goals and values that exist within the Commonwealth .
|A thoughtful bishop of London ,|
who gave a moving address and culturally sensitive prayers.
One based on the Upanishads.
|Various Dignitaries off to the tea tent afterwards .|
The Commonwealth includes some of the world’s largest, smallest, richest and poorest countries, spanning five regions.
Thirty-one of its members are small states, many of them island nations.
|Back to Knightsbridge barracks|
Commonwealth organisations put these decisions and plans into action.