Troops March to Parliament

The Army has been invited by the Chair of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust, to take part in an event in Parliament to mark the participation of Army personnel in operations, overseas commitments and homeland resilience tasks around the world.

In order to reinvigorate past traditions whereby a formation returning from operations would march to parliament, the Army has been invited by James Gray MP, Chair of the ArmedForces Parliamentary Trust, to take part in an event in Parliament to mark the participation of Army personnel in operations, overseas commitments and homeland resilience tasks such as Operation Tangham, which saw British soldiers training and supporting the Somali Army. It will involve a contingent of 120 personnel, accompanied by a band, marchingfrom Wellington Barracks to Parliament to be received by MPs and later hosted at a reception on the Palace of Westminster terrace.

The Army is constantly employed at home and across the globe and currently have nearly 3,000 troops deployed on operations around the world. In addition, over the past 12 months,soldiers have deployed on 250 missions to train local forces, helping to prevent future conflicts and promote prosperity.

At home the Army is ready to respond to a myriad of tasks including response to a major terrorist attack, providing aid to civil authorities, or protecting critical nationalinfrastructure.

The British Army is proven in combat and is committed, always ready to serve to meet every challenge to protect the nation. The Army offers opportunities to all, providing skillsfor life to people with ordinary backgrounds.

A contingent of 120 personnel, accompanied by a band, will march to Parliament to be received by MPs on 10 Oct 18.