Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Parade

Nothing to do with toy soldiers, more to do with real ones!  I've just got back (yes at gone 1am) from parading down at Windsor in front of Her Majesty.  Quite honestly this was one of the greatest experiences of my life.  I am incredibly proud to have been one of the 2,500 Service Personnel parading today.  In the end it was absolutely worth the 4am starts, chaffing, dehydration, sore muscles, hours of uniform prep, questionable food and a total of something like 24 hours spent on coaches; absolutely and completely worth it.

If Facebook is to be believed then I made the cut on TV and I'm going to have to get the cakes in at work next week!  In the meantime I think that I need to consider some Albertine Forces under the command of the then Princess Elizabeth.

Anyway, it's time for a very much needed shower and some even more needed sleep!  Normal rambling about models and painting will resume soon.


  1. Well Done there chap, I walked it on TV like a good armchair general and I was proud of al the fellas, Army, RAF but not the Navy, lol. Enjoy your moment there my friend and I my proud of all the chaps marching yesterday.

    Oh yes you are going to have to raise a Albertine force, I have the Princess, he-he-hee

  2. Thanks chap, the Princess is a fabulous looking miniature!

  3. Why thank you, although it was really about hats off to Her Majesty! I've since watched some of the media coverage and become increasingly proud to have taken part. I just hope that we did Her Majesty the service that her 60 years deserve.

  4. Mate I am sure you have done her proud

  5. Hi, i was on the parade too, we had to travel all the way from Cyprus, spend a week at Pirbright doing rehearsals, (and watching plenty of RAF peeps flaking out, which was worth the journey in itself!) Good parade anyway, despite my loathing of drill, i actually quite enjoyed myself.