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Check Six – 2013: Royal Guard 50th Anniversary

November 16, 2021
Hawaii Air National Guard photograph – click to enlarge

This photograph was taken on November 16, 2013 in front of Iolani Barracks on the Iolani Palace grounds. It was the fifth anniversary of the reestablishment of the Royal Guard.

In the photograph are (L-R): Gary Hema, Noah Keaulii, Melvin Salangdron, Thomas Mahi, Kirk Liu, Darrell Bactad, Norton Malina, James Pahukula, Herman Thompson, Ramon “Maui” Quizon, Franklin Ho, Sam Bukoski, Dwayne Lim

Colonel Walter “Papa” Judd, a Hawaii Air National Guard member, organized the current Royal Guard in 1962. The unit made its first public appearance on November 16, 1963 at Iolani Palace to commemorate King David Kalakaua’s birthday.

Hawaii Air National Guard photographs – click to enlarge

These two photographs show the reestablishment ceremony. The Royal Guard has posted the guard at the palace every year since.


Earlier Retiree News posts about the Royal Guard

Check Six – 1964: The Royal Guard in 1964

Check Six – 1980s: Annual Posting of the Guard at ‘Iolani Palace

Posting of the Guard 2015

Check Six – 2016: Post of the Guard

Royal Guard at King Kalakaua’s Birthday Celebration 2018

From → History

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