The Army and the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
This year, Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, becoming the first British Monarch to have reached their Platinum Jubilee.
The Army will be marking the occasion with pomp and circumstance, as always!
Throughout the UK soldiers, both regular and reserve, have joined the nation in celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
To mark the occasion of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the Chief of the General Staff (CGS) General Sir Mark Carleton-Smith has presented a unique walking stick to demonstrate the Army's constant and unwavering support of Her Majesty. It is also 70 years since The Queen became head of the Armed Forces.
Since 1952, the Royal Corps of Signals has continually mastered the technologies and skills needed to deliver and protect the changing global information flows required by the Army in war and peace.
Formed in WW2 on 1 October 1942 to professionalise engineering in the Army, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers consisted of 160,000 soldiers, today they are 8600 strong. They have been involved in every major Army operation since their formation, from warfighting to Humanitarian Aid.
8 members of the Household Cavalry have paraded in front of His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex to find out who will receive the Princess Elizabeth Cup and all eight will flank Her Majesty The Queen at her birthday parade on the 2 June.
10 The Queen's Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment have passed their 'Fit For Role' Inspection and conducted their first Guard Mounts at Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London. They will have the honour and responsibility of guarding Her Majesty The Queen during May and her Platinum Jubilee Weekend.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge presents new Colours to the Irish Guards for Platinum Jubilee Trooping the Colour
1st Battalion Irish Guards have been presented new Colours from His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge in Windsor Castle, ready to parade them in front of the Queen at her Birthday Parade, marking the beginning of her Platinum Jubilee weekend.
This morning in Hyde Park the British Army’s most spectacular and exacting ceremonial unit faced the ultimate test - The Major General’s annual inspection of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.
The Irish Guards have been signed off by Major General Chris Ghika CBE as ready for state ceremonial duties and can assume the responsibility of Queen's Guard for the first time in 3 years. These are the first steps towards Trooping the Colour in front of Her Majesty The Queen during the Platinum Jubilee in June this year.