The Fort Henry Retreat Ceremonial


In 1963, Discuss Records produced an album for the Ontario – St. Lawrence Development Commission called The Fort Henry Retreat Ceremonial.  It was recorded live at Fort Henry “exactly as performed there since 1812”.

The album includes the audio of a complete performance by the Fort Henry Guard, including the Drums, Drill Squad, and Artillery.  The two videos below contain the audio from side 1 and side 2.

Thanks to former Guard Richard Jolliffe, FHG 551, for donating the album to the Guard Club, and to archivist Dan Rose for making a digital copy.


Original recording credits:

For the Fort Henry Guard

Major Joseph H. Brais, Senior Officer and Display Officer

Captain Douglas H. Thompson, Commander

Battalion Sergeant-Major F. A. McConnell