States of Alderney President William Tate praised the efforts of Islanders today for producing a fantastic Cavalcade Day.
‘Once again Alderney demonstrates that we consistently punch above our weight. Yesterday was a triumph for the small dedicated team who against all odds delivered a Cavalcade Day which few of us suspected was possible.
‘Everybody had pulled together at very short notice to provide a procession which in it’s own way celebrated everything that is good about our unique community. We thank them all.
‘It was the cherry on the cake to welcome Dr Brink who had approved the celebration going ahead and played an important role in the festivities.
‘It felt rather like a reward for all the hard work we have put in over the past few months. It was a real shot in the arm.
‘The “new normal” can still embrace tradition, provided of course that it is done with our continued safety as the priority.’