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HRH The Earl of Wessex marks the formation of 1st Battalion London Guards

HRH The Earl of Wessex marked the formation of 1st Battalion London Guards at a reception in London’s Cavalry and Guards Club.

Published: 23 Jan 2023

For meritorious service medal on a black background. The medal is a silver metal engraves with a queen's crown and wreath. In the centre of the medal are the words "For meritorious service". The medal ribbon is burgundy and white - alternate thin white stripe, thick burgundy stripe, thin white stripe, thick burgundy stripe, thin white stripe. People

New Year Honours 2023: Army Commendations and Awards

The British Army has awarded some of its outstanding personnel and civil servants with a selection of commendations and medals including the Meritorious Service Medal, Chief of the General Staff Commendation, and Army 3 Star Commendations.

Published: 01 Jan 2023

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The Army brings comfort and joy for Christmas in London

Public duties, protecting the community, combined with delivering festive entertainment for all, means the Army in London frequently has to postpone its Christmas holiday. Many of our soldiers will be working as usual throughout the festive stand down, even on Christmas Day and the New Year holiday. It will remain a busy time, as the soldiers need to care for those that remain on duty, and ensure the highest standards of ceremonial turnout and security for the Royal Palaces. From Wellington Barracks to Windsor, all the soldiers will enjoy a special Christmas lunch in the run up to the big day, served to them by the Officers. It’s a great way to thank everyone for their service

Published: 16 Dec 2022

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Army Carol Service returns to Chelsea

The Army Carol Service has returned to the Royal Hospital Chelsea. Welcoming back the congregation, who attended in person for the first time since 2019, for a candlelit carol service at Christmas

Published: 15 Dec 2022

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Elizabeth Crosses presented to the families of three fallen soldiers

The families of three soldiers, who gave their lives in the service of their country, were each presented with the Elizabeth Cross and Memorial Scroll.

Published: 15 Nov 2022

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Remembrance from past to present: two soldiers’ journeys

A battlefield study in France has led to a personal journey for both an Officer Cadet and Colour Sergeant from Sandhurst as they walked in the footsteps of their ancestors.

Published: 10 Nov 2022

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Church reveals its secrets in time for Remembrance Day

The refurbishment of one Aldershot’s most iconic buildings, the Cathedral Church of St Michael & St George is nearing completion in time for Armistice Day and its services of Remembrance.

Published: 09 Nov 2022

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British Army releases touching video to mark Remembrance 2022

Called The Fabric That Binds Us, the film reminds us to think about our veterans from recent conflicts - connected by their service yet from different walks of life.

Published: 07 Nov 2022

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Army covers London with poppies to support the RBL

More than a thousand British Army volunteers were at mainline rail and underground stations in London today (3 November 2022), offering their support to the Royal British Legion on London Poppy Day.

Published: 03 Nov 2022

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Army uniforms in London signals changing times for UK

When the clocks go back an hour this Sunday morning, reverting to Greenwich Mean Time, the iconic Summer uniforms of the British Army’s ceremonial troops will switch back to ‘Winter Order’ in perfect synchronicity.

Published: 28 Oct 2022