Despite all the restrictions caused by COVID, the Regiment was able to proceed with a small parade at the Guards Memorial in order to mark Remembrance Sunday and to lay our Regimental Wreath.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales very kindly agreed to take part, as he always does if he can. The parade consisted of various moving parts but was based on a rank of six facing the Guards Memorial consisting of the Colonel, the Regimental Adjutant, the Commanding Officer, the Assistant Equerry, the Battalion Padre and the Regimental Sergeant Major. Padre Colin Jones said a few prayers which included the Regimental Collect, the Sergeant Major delivered the Exhortation and read the Kohima epitaph and Sergeant Laing played Last Post and Reveille. RQMS Parry was on hand to present the wreath to His Royal Highness and Guardsmen Jallow was on bowler hat and umbrella duties.
Following the parade His Royal Highness took time to speak to all and as he departed the Regimental Adjutant presented him with the Officers hawthorn stick to complement the longer walking one presented to him on Remembrance Sunday in 2018. A most memorable parade made more special by the presence of the Colonel.
The photographs here will give one a good feel of the parade and were taken by Neil Rice the Association Assistant Secretary General and Sergeant Morgan from the Battalion.
The short video recording the event can be viewed below: