The signing of the card.

May 20, 2016 tags: News

It’s not every day our country’s monarch turns 90, making her the longest reigning sovereign in British history. So following in a tradition only the English know how, we thought we’d send a card from the team at Cotswold Barristers wishing The Queen many happy returns on her birthday. However, instead of popping down to our local Clintons to buy one and sending it via Her Majesty’s Royal Mail, we decided to go one step further, or in this case, several feet in fact by marking this landmark occasion with the momentum it deserves.

Earlier this week, we welcomed to chambers, officers of the Headquarters Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (HARRC), who in their possession had a seven-foot birthday card addressed to our royal sovereign. The card will form the centrepiece of this year’s Imjin Music Festival at Innsworth Barracks on Thursday 9th June in honour of Her Majesty’s 90th birthday celebrations. In the run up to the big day, the card will be visiting a vast number of influential businesses across Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds, inviting delegates to sign their best wishes to The Queen. In doing so, it marks an ongoing affiliation of support between Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and the local business community.

This was a very exciting occasion for all of the team at Cotswold Barristers, as we are also proud sponsors of the Spitfire flypast, which will form a memorable part of the event. As CEO of CB and a recent recruit to C (RGH) Sqn Royal Wessex Yeomanry (RWxY), Carla Morris-Papps signed the card on behalf of chambers, which you will be able to spot during the scrolling slideshow showing the signatures of all those who took part on display at the event.

The Imjin Music Festival is an event not to be missed, packed full of entertainment for both family and friends throughout the day before local bands take to the stage come the evening, headlined by the famous tribute band, The Bootleg Beatles. Tickets are free and everyone’s welcome to join in the celebrations as the nation marks this truly momentous occasion in British history. To read more about the event and all the excitement there is in store, click here.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 9th June!

In the meantime, if you spot the card on its travels around Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds, we would love to hear about your sightings on the Cotswold Barristers Facebook or Twitter page using the hashtag #Imjin16.

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