National Geographic : 1967 Feb
His Queen stands behind him as Sir Ralph Grey, Governor of the sun-burnished Bahamas, administers the colony's affairs. Great Brit ain's Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to the office in 1964, the same year the island attained self-government in internal matters. Leopardskins draping their uniforms, drummers of the Bahamas Police Force Band beat the retreat at the Out Island Regatta in George Town on Great Exuma. In Nassau, the troop performs every other Saturday for the Changing of the Guard at Government House. The constables constitute the only armed force in the Bahamas. Ten thousand Bahamians jam Rawson Square and hundreds more perch on rooftops to welcome Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip dur ing their five-week West Indies tour last winter. To celebrate its first royal visit, Nassau declared a holiday, closed all schools and shops, and turned its downtown into a forest of flags. 235 ACHROMF(AROVFI RY JAMES L. STANFIELD. BLACKSTAR: KODACHROMEBY FRED WARD.BLACKSTAR ('TN.G .S .