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Lt Col Robert Philipson-Stow pictured in his uniform with full complement of medals at Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy, on D-Day. Behind him is the memorial of figures representing soldiers killed on the beach. Beyond the statues is the sea. People

King's Birthday Honours List 2024: The Army list

His Majesty King Charles is recognising 55 British Army personnel with honours and awards in the military division of his Birthday Honours List 2024.

Published: 14 Jun 2024

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Birthday Honours 2024: Operational Honours and Awards List 61

Armed Forces Operational Honours and Awards List Number 61 is published alongside the King’s Birthday Honours List in the London Gazette on Saturday 15th June.

Published: 14 Jun 2024

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Medals and Commendations in the Birthday Honours List 2024

As part of the King’s Birthday Honours List 2024, we have awarded some of our outstanding personnel and civil servants with a selection of commendations and medals.

Published: 14 Jun 2024

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Cavalry Horses return to duty for The King’s Birthday Parade

Among the 242 horses due to attend The King’s Birthday Parade this Saturday is Tennyson, who was one of the five Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment horses injured after being spooked by noisy building works while on extended exercises in Belgravia in April.

Published: 14 Jun 2024

Three individuals in uniform converse against a backdrop of a wooded area. Ceremonial

Duchess of Edinburgh visits British Army reservists on exercise in Germany

Sophie, The Duchess of Edinburgh, has visited British Army Reservists during a major Army exercise in northern Germany.

Published: 14 Jun 2024

Three guards in red tunics and bearskin hats parade behind a guard dressed in yellow, an Irish wolfhound is also present. Ceremonial

No 9 and No 12 Company The Irish Guards receive New Colours from His Majesty The King

King Charles III has presented New Colours (ceremonial flags embodying a regiment) to the Irish Guards on 10 June, to be carried in the Trooping of the Colour at His Majesty’s official Birthday Parade in London on Saturday. Present on parade were The King, in the frock coat of an Army Field Marshal and the Regimental Lieutenant Colonel of the Irish Guards, Major General Sir Christopher Ghika KCVO, CBE.

Published: 10 Jun 2024

An Army Officer in a ceremonial uniform marching, carrying a regimental flag horizontally in front of him. Behind him are a row of marching soldiers in ceremonial uniforms. In the background are military musicians. Ceremonial

Trooping the Colour for The King’s Birthday Parade 15 June 2024

After weeks of gruelling rehearsal and painstaking preparation, two hundred and fifty musicians, twenty pipers, two hundred and forty military working horses, an extremely large dog, and almost a thousand dual role soldiers of the British Army’s Household Division will deliver a magnificent spectacle for The King, the Nation, and the World in London on Saturday 15 June.

Published: 08 Jun 2024

A man in a kilt salutes whilst holding his bagpipes on a beach. Remembrance

Remembering again the stirring sounds that accompanied D-Day landings

On June 6 1944, a lone Scottish piper played his comrades ashore as they stormed the beaches during the Normandy landings of D-Day. 80 years on and that familiar melody has echoed through the early morning French air once again.

Published: 06 Jun 2024

Two gentlemen decorated with medals stand next to a D-Day 80 electric torch. Ceremonial

Lighting Their Legacy

Last week, in the lead up to the 80th Anniversary of D Day the torch of commemoration was passed proudly from two D-Day Army veterans to cadets at the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle. The event, with Senior representation from the Navy, Army, and RAF, was part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission ‘Lighting Their Legacy’ programme of events, as a torch of commemoration is being passed from veterans to young people to represent the passing on of the legacy of D-Day to a new generation.

Published: 05 Jun 2024

A black and white image of soldiers checking their watches in front of a plane. Heritage

By air to battle on D-Day

Landing by parachute and glider in the early hours of 6th June 1944, airborne soldiers grasped the initiative to ensure the success of the landings on the beaches of Normandy.

Published: 04 Jun 2024