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Standard Bearers Competition

May 18

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The Competition is in two parts:

  1. Chester Cup – for experienced Standard Bearers, the winner of which will become the National Standard Bearer for the following two years.
  2. Novice Cup – as the name suggests, is for less experienced/new standard bearers. This event is also an ideal opportunity for training novices. On Friday 17 May 24, there will
    be a training session during ‘the Dogs’ where various Ceremonial Advisers and Parade Marshalls will be available to revise the official drill positions and moves. There will also be an opportunity for shipmates to run through the competition routine and where guidance and notes will be given by the judges.

Standard Bearers wishing to compete are to make their application to the National Ceremonial Adviser by 29 February 2024. Your application should include name, Branch, and whether accommodation is requested at HMS Excellent.

All Standard Bearers are encouraged to attend this event for experience. Whilst it is a competition, primarily it is a social event with the benefit of promoting the honour of representing the association and its shipmates at ceremonial events and commemorations, not least of honouring the memory of those that cross the bar.

Contact Details: National Ceremonial Adviser, Shipmate Mike Smyth – [email protected]



May 18


HMS Excellent
Portsmouth, + Google Map