If everyone is in tears when the British flag is lowered for the last time at the forces headquarters, one man will be happy. Black Watch Pipe Major Stevie Small is composing a special lament for the June 30 sunset ceremony. 'I felt something should be composed to commemorate it,' he said. 'I would like to have a Cantonese title, I think that would be appropriate.' Pipe Major Small admits his Cantonese is terrible, but is confident he can give the tune an Eastern air, even on bagpipes. The ceremony takes place on a 1.6-hectare parade ground prepared on what was the naval basin at Tamar. The Black Watch regiment's commanding officer Lieutenant-Colonel Alistair Loudon said he had selected a team for the final ceremonies. Those left out 'felt devastated'. Drum Major Pat McLinden said there would be nine bands and hundreds of troops involved. Many would only arrive in June, meaning two or three weeks of concentrated practice. 'I don't even know yet if all the drum majors use the same signals, so there will be a lot of work,' he said.