XGDF members and friends in New York marked the 31st year of our existence as an association with a simple Church Service conducted by our chaplain, the Rev. Calvin Clarke on Sunday 4th June 2017 at the Wally B Griffith Hall in South Ozone Park, Queens.

This year our special guests were Captain (ret’d) Aubrey Featherstone and his wife Hazeline. Also in attendance was Lt. Col. (ret’d) Fabian Liverpool who resides in Guyana.

Capt. Featherstone, who accomplished many firsts in the fledgling GDF of 51 years ago, was invited to address the gathering. He highlighted the superiority of brain power over brawn when applied to humans overcoming obstacles and solving problems.

Immediately after this year’s service a delegation of members led by the Chaplain and IPP Cheryl Tappin journeyed to Brooklyn to attend the funeral rites for the son of Member Felix Payne.

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