Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kelshall hailed as Air Guard pioneer*

6 p.m. send-off at Chaguaramas

solemn walk: Coast Guard sailors move the body of retired Lt Commander Gaylord Kelshall following his funeral ceremony held at the Chaguaramas Military Museum on Friday night. —Photo: GYASI GONZALES

THE life of retired Coast Guard Lt Commander Gaylord Kelshall was celebrated on Friday evening with a scene plucked from a medieval fairy tale, complete with castles, cannons, swords and shields.
Those who knew him well understood his eccentricities and appeared not to be surprised at the unusual send-off, which began at 6 p.m. at the Chaguaramas Military History and Aviation Museum, on Western Main Road in Chaguaramas, a museum Kelshall fought to build to honour Trinidad and Tobago’s military history.

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