CNE TRI-SERVICE DISPLAY 1957

 

I believe the Central Command Band is on the stage, a Colour Guard from the RCR was also there and Bob Hope was the MC.

The giant pyramid in the rehearsal photo above has the Navy to the left in dark blue, Army in white in the center and Air Force to the right in light blue.

After the pyramid the three services put on a trampoline and high box display.

The Navy and Army each did a high box vaulting show and the AF did a trampoline show.

Afterwards we all converged into a circle and performed a cutlass swinging demonstration similar to club swinging, while standing on a circular raised platform..

Note the cutlasses on the ground in the above rehearsal photo.

 

Bob Hope center stage with all of the acts and the Tri-Service guards.

 

 

SOME CANDID SHOTS DURING REHEARSALS OF SOME OF THE ARMY PTIS.

Bob Hope

Bob Spence; Jack Savage, Butch Goodey, Fred Smith

3 clowns, one is Denis Bradley (Savage in back?)

 George Lilley in dressing room with the swords we swung instead of Indian clubs.

George Lilley, Gil Oram, Roy Whiteside, Jack Savage

Bob Spence and Butch Goodey

Another shot of Bob Hope & Bob Spence?

Butch and Harry (Rat) MacDonald

High box rapid neck rolls

 

 

 

Click below for a group photo of RCN Team

The RCN CNE High Box Team 1957