Diamond Jubilee

21 Gun Salute
On Saturday 2nd June 2012 to   celebrate   Her    Majesty Queen Elizabeth's  Diamond Jubilee, Lisburn City Council with 38 (Irish) Brigade held a 21 Gun  Salute   which  took place    against      the magnificent   backdrop     of Hillsborough Fort. 
The Fort  Warders  took part in  the event  standing guard at   Hillsborough   Castle, processing  to   Hillsborough Fort with   the VIP party  and standing  guard  in  the  Fort field.
The event concluded with an Army  Air  Corp  flypast  and parachute   display  by   the Wild Geese.  

Feast in the Fort
Following the 21 Gun Salute
festivities   continued  within the  Fort   Ramparts  as  the Hillsborough Old Guard laid on     an      afternoon     of entertainment     for       the general public.
Performers for the afternoon were   Garvey   Silver  Band, Lisburn Young    Defenders,
Waringsford    Pipe     Band,
Scottish   Dancers,      Aldo childrens    entertainer  and
Elizabeth Morrow singer with the   event   compered    by Housty .

Events  concluded  with  the lighting  of   a   beacon  and fireworks   display    at    the Downshire   Monument    on Monday 4th June 2012.