It’s been a momentous week at the Army Training Regiment (ATR) Pirbright, as hundreds of military personnel on the camp have been preparing for the funeral of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
The Queen’s Company are the tallest soldiers in the Grenadier Guards. All over six foot they are also marked out for their immaculate bearing, operational experience and exemplary behaviour.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh will be driven to his funeral by two soldiers from the REME. Corporals Craig French and Louis Murray will drive the hearse, a specially adapted Land Rover Defender, from Windsor Castle to St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The pair have been specially chosen 8 Trg Bn REME for the task.
“He would then walk off mischievously grinning” - State Trumpeters tell of their time with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
The State Trumpeters of the Household Cavalry will perform inside St George’s Chapel at the funeral service of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
On the day of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral, three World War One vintage 18 pounder horse drawn guns will make their way from Combermere Barracks to Windsor Castle’s East Lawn.
A Scottish infantry unit will support the funeral of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, this Saturday.
Military personnel have commenced rehearsals for the Ceremonial Funeral of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, which will take place at Windsor Castle on Saturday.
The RIFLES have a long history with The Duke of Edinburgh. He was their Colonel in Chief from their formation in 2007 until his retirement in 2020. As part of his Funeral, taking place in Windsor on Saturday, 14 personnel from 3 RIFLES will form an element of the Guard of Honour, led by Lieutenant O’Brien.
For Captain James Aubrey, REME, being one of two Assistant Equerries to His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has been the greatest privilege so far in his British Army career.
An Army officer whose journey towards a military career began with the Duke of Edinburgh Award says Prince Philip was “a handrail to his life”.
It is especially poignant that the day I passed out was the day the Duke of Edinburgh died considering the Award played a large part in my path towards a career in the Army.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had a deep connection with Scotland.
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BAR 179 - Winter 2021
Welcome to BAR 179 Winter 2021. This latest edition of British Army Review has a wide variety of themes, ideas and articles to suit most readers.