The Diamond Jubilee: Armed Forces Tribute The Queen's Diamond Jubilee


The Diamond Jubilee: Armed Forces Tribute

At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, 3,000 troops from the Royal Navy, the army and the Royal Air Force parade through Windsor Castle. Coverage presented by Fiona Bruce.


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Good morning and welcome to Windsor Castle. This is the Queen's

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childhood home, where she spent happy times with her parents, and

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it is still the place she calls home and where she spends many of

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her weekends. This morning promises to be special. Her Majesty has

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invited the armed forces here for a very personal Diamond Jubilee

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tribute. In a short while, 3000 soldiers, sailors and airmen will

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parade up the Long Walk, through this historic quadrangle at the

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very heart of the castle and past the Queen, their Colonel-in-Chief.

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They will then march through the streets of Windsor, passing the

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statue of Queen Victoria, the only other monarch ever to celebrate a

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Diamond Jubilee. 20,000 people are expected to line the streets, cheer

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the troops on their way and show their support for the armed forces

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and the Queen. Finally, they will gather here in the castle grounds,

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just a short march from the castle itself, where their family and

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friends will be waiting for them. Here, the Queen will address her

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troops and the celebration will end with a memorable fly-past of 78

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historic and current aircraft. There is a lot happening, and we

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will be here, meeting some of the bravest men and women in our armed

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forces and watching every minute of It's going to be a great morning.

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The band is playing already. Joining me now to help us enjoy

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this great occasion are Kate Williams, historian and author, who

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has written biographies of Queen Victoria and the Queen. And Patrick

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Hennessey, a former Grenadier Guards officer who fought in Iraq

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and Afghanistan, and also has spent time on ceremonial duty outside

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Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle, and so has a unique insight

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into today. So this is not unfamiliar to you? Not entirely,

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but nothing as special as this for the Diamond Jubilee. There will be

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guardsmen out there who have done Trooping The Colour and the

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birthday Parade, but they will still have a special frisson about

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something like this, because it is such a rare thing. The moves today

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have not been done since Queen Victoria. There will be a

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nervousness this morning about getting final bits of kit ready.

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For some soldiers, it is their first chance to parade in front of

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her Majesty. So there is a lot at stake if it is their first time.

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There is a huge amount at stake. The cameras are here and there has

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been a lot of rehearsal time going into something like this. You feel

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very involved, because you know of the interest taken by the Royal

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Family. And the sun has come out. My boss says God is a Grenadier.

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The Windsors are very much a wealth -- the Windsors are very much a

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military family. Yes, the Queen's husband, children and grandchildren

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are all involved. Queen Elizabeth II, if she could have been in the

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forces, she would have been. The forces are so important to have.

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She takes her a role as head of the armed forces crucially. It is

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important to her that they go to war for her. Queen Victoria enjoyed

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something similar in 1897 for her Diamond Jubilee. We have

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illustrations over here from the Illustrated London News. We have

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some fabulous pictures from June 1897. Queen Victoria was, by her

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Diamond Jubilee, not in a fit state like our Queen. She was exhausted

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and tired, but the only fun thing she did was seeing the master. She

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was delighted by seeing all the soldiers from all over the empire

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coming to her. She sat in Windsor Castle and watched it all, although

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unfortunately, it was raining. It was to pin it down in these

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pictures. It was a marvellous day. It was the peak of her reign. By

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this point, she ruled a quarter of the world's population. Fortunately,

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it is not raining on us today. We would like to hear from you at home.

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If you have relatives here on parade and you would like to

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contact them, you can e-mail us at [email protected] We

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have talked about Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. She will be

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right there in Windsor Castle, getting ready. If she looks out of

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her window, as Queen Victoria did 150 years ago, she will see her

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troops gathering to parade along the Long Walk. And Dan Snow is with

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them. The sun is coming out here. If the

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Queen is looking out, what she will see is a massive crowd. They have

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come from all over the country. The furthest I have a found so far is

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Newcastle, a good effort. They have come to watch this military parade.

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We expect 3000 men and women from the armed forces, about half of

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them from the army. But members from the army and air force are

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coming as well. There will be musicians from a rollover the Royal

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forces. We know it is a special day for her Majesty, because a couple

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of weeks ago, she addressed the joint Houses of Parliament and said

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that while many things had changed in her reign, one thing that hasn't

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is the valour of those who have prepared to put their lives at risk

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to protect our freedom. There are many here today who epitomise that.

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I have one with me now, Gary Prout. I am a Bombardier now. I have been

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promoted. Congratulations. Three years ago, you were in Helmand and

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you came under intense fire. Your colleague was hit, and you ran

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forward in full view of the enemy and got him back to safety. Your

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citation reads that you risk your life on three occasions, and is a

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miracle that you were not killed. You were given a Conspicuous

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Gallantry Cross. What does that mean? I am from a big military

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family, so I knew the significance of the award. It is remarkable that

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I got it. It is just a shame about the circumstances. We lost corporal

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Chris Huggett on that day. But you were struck by the way you were

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given that award. It was quite a surprise when you went to the

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Palace? Yes. And her Majesty the Queen was briefed so well on the

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actions I took part in. She knew a lot of detail about it. And she was

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able to talk about it with me. you had time to speak to the

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sovereign? Yes. We have a thing where we marched in front of the

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Queen and she pins the award on your chest. She knew a lot about

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the warden. It was remarkable. is it like being in the parade

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today? Is it going to be fun? getting a bit hot. It is not the

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best weather to be stood in the Square, but hopefully, I will stay

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on my feet. And you are from a very military family, like so many

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families here and the Windsors themselves. Did your great-

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grandfather served in World War I? Yes, he was awarded a Military

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Medal. My father accidentally met my mother on patrol in Northern

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Ireland. We are the fourth military generation. My brother was serving

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at the minute and my cousin is in Afghanistan. We look forward to

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what your kids produce. Like Gary, many of those we will

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see today have served tours of duty in Afghanistan. And her Majesty's

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armed forces have served all over the world during the 60 years of

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her reign - Korea, Malaya, or Malaysia as it is now called, Iraq,

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Northern Ireland, the Falklands - just some of the places where her

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armed forces have fought and some have died. While some people's

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fighting days may be over, they will be here in a ceremonial

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capacity, still proudly serving the Queen.

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The Queen's bodyguards and Royal companies represent hundreds of

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years of devoted service to the sovereign. Being a member of the

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Yeomen of the Guard is the best job in the world. Sergeant Major Clive

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Stevens is a Yeoman of the Guard at St James's Palace. I am a third

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generation Coldstream Guardsman. My grandfather served in the First

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World War at the Somme. My second - - my father served in the Second

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World War and then I joined in 1965 and served until 1992. A Malcolm

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Smart is a Chelsea pensioner at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea in south-

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west London. I have been proud to serve her Majesty for 35 years.

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Major Richard Moore is a military night at Windsor Castle. He first

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paraded in front of the Queen at her coronation in 1953. He marched

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the 17 miles. That was a long way in front of the Queen, and of

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course it was raining. As we swung into Trafalgar Square, it was an

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incredible experience, particularly when my mother shouted at me from

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the top of my player House in Trafalgar Square. They called out

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my name, and it was very embarrassing, as one's parents

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always are. The feeling when you parade in front of the sovereign is

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Electric, because you are in front of somebody would never normally

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see. It transforms people. You get the buzz coming up from the room as

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she walks in. There is a wave of excitement from the audience.

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Majesty's a stickler for a well turned out uniform. As the Sergeant

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Major, part of my role is to look after and maintain the uniforms

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when we are on parade. If there is something wrong, I am sure her

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Majesty would pick it up when we are near her. When you are on

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parade, you stand up straight. But when the Queen is there, you stand

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up straighter. I look forward to this, and so do my colleagues. She

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is the finest States person in the world. We have nothing but respect

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for her. The British public respond because they love to see the colour,

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the pageantry. And they like do, they just like to enjoy themselves.

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The British enjoy it because we are good at it.

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And there they are, taking their place in the quadrangle. 129 men

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from her Majesty's Body Guards and Royal companies. You can see the

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Gentlemen-at-Arms on the left. Between them, her Majesty's Body

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Guards and Royal companies have some 4000 years of service to the

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Queen. The Royal Company of Archers, her Majesty's bodyguard in Scotland.

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Originally an archery club founded in the 17th century. And the

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Military Knights of Windsor, proud in their uniforms. They live here

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in the castle. They are perhaps one of the oldest orders here,

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established back in the Middle Ages by Edward III. And the Chelsea

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pensioners just be on them, proud in their uniforms. Not officially

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part of her Majesty's bodyguard, but invited here to enjoy her

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And the Yeoman Warders, who guard the Tower of London. Known for

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their ceremony of the keys, that takes part every night to lock up

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the tower. There is even a ceremonial jailer.

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I have got front row seats he has the Powerade comes in, heading

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towards the quadrangle. We have the officers of the Royal Navy coming

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past, and the Royal Marines band service is here, looking

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magnificent in the sun. What is so impressive about this is that the

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services are very busy. They have only had yesterday to prepare,

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because they were getting on with their day job. For the sailors of

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HMS York, who are here with the Royal Navy, that meant being out at

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sea on manoeuvres off the south coast. We hitched a ride on the

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ship's helicopter and caught up with two members of the group

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HMS York is a type 42 destroyer. She is a fast lady, 30 knots, 5500

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tons, over 140 metres in length. We are a very small village at sea in

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our grey box. She is a venerable lady of some 28 years, and has seen

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service all around the world. the Gulf today, HMS York was

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heading north in the direction of Bahrain as the military presence

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here starts to increase and the Iraqis effectively threaten all

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foreigners living in Kuwait that their lives could be at risk if

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there is any interference from their governments. Her primary role

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is for air defence. We carry the seed dards missile system, which

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goes out to about 40 miles. We carry a medium range gun, and with

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that we are able to force - that support our forces are sure. We are

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able to look after ourselves, but we can also take the fight to the

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enemy. Regardless of our roles, humanitarian assistance or policing,

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the primary aim is to be ready to fight. Our primary role is fighting,

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but a large part nowadays is very much humanitarian effort. With

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Libya, a lot of it was humanitarian. We were there to evacuate 43 people

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when we went into Benghazi. And we delivered medical supplies. It is a

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natural human instinct if you know that somebody is in trouble, and

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you have the ability to help, you would help. I have never done

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ceremonial events before. It is The army are coming behind us. Well

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come, Martin, what is it like to be here now this is the day? If to is

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a great privilege to be here and represent my ship and the Royal

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Navy. You are a weapons engineer, so this is not your natural

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environment? We are made of of difference specialisations. So we

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all march on the date. Are you nervous marching past the Queen

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today? You ask, but I am looking forward to it, it is a proud moment

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to be part of this. You off from a service family, but a lot are from

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the army? The s, some of my great uncles were in the army in the

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second world war specifically. My uncle was the first to join the

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Royal Navy and he used to sending postcards when I was younger, and I

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think that is what turned it for me. I will let you get back there to

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show that the Navy are as good as I am in the arena with one of the

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families. Brian, you were a submariner, and your son is a

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submariner. You must be proud? are extremely proud. Is this

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something you encouraged? really, he went through university

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with the army, and then he decided to join the Navy. He is serving on

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the same submarine that it you did? He is on her HMS tireless. I was on

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it 20 years ago. I suspect things have changed a bit? The work is

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similar, but they do more time out at sea. What did you think about

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Daniel's choice as a submariner? did not see it coming. I am very

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proud of him, I hope he is as good in the Navy as his dad was in the

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army. We are very proud of him. To come to an occasion like this is

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very special to submariners wives because we do not see that part

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very often. It is a great ceremony. It is a very nice thing to do today,

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to be part of four Stock if your brother does not break that often,

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he must be nervous, have you been teasing him? Not really coming he

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is used to performing in front of people, but I know he will be

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amazing. Hopefully he will keep in step. I know you will be watching.

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I shall be. Of course, the Queen will be watching, and her role as

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head it off the on forces is a constitutional one but the link is

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deeply personal. The 70 years, the Queen has

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maintained a special relationship The man who advises the Queen on

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military matters is Air Vice- Marshal, David Murray. The House of

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Windsor understands the military, they are in their blood. The

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matriarch intimately involved with the military and the military are

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intimately involved with the Queen. The Queen's father saw battle who

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fought with the Royal Navy at the Battle of Jutland. Elizabeth took

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on a military role at just 16, when her father made her Colonel of the

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Grenadier Guards, and she expect -- inspected them here at Windsor

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Castle. Princess Elizabeth makes her first military inspection.

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wanted real, hands-on experience, so in 1945 she joined the are

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ancillary territorial services and chained as a mechanic. -- trained.

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I am sure the head of the on forces see their role as something that is

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ritualistic, box-ticking, something they have to do. Her approach is

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different, she is wanting to be involved, wanting to know what is

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going on. She has a deep and abiding interest in what her armed

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forces of up to. What there family's concerns are because she

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is interested. One of the reasons the Queen has been interested is

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because her family has close links with the forces. Prince Philip was

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a naval officer. Prince Andrew was in the Falklands. Have you had any

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contact with the Queen recently? Yes, I happen to be passing through

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Hague to two and got on the telephone and asked if I could get

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in touch with the Palace. She said if I saw anybody here and I was to

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pass on have burst and say how proud she is of everybody. Like any

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mother, she was relieved when he came home safely. Her grandson's

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Prince William and Prince Harry, are both still serving. Many of you

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will deploy on operations within months or even weeks. I wish you

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all every success in your chosen career. My congratulations, my

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prayers and my Trust to go with you When we joined the armed forces,

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one of the first things we do this were an oath of allegiance to the

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country and to the Queen, to the sovereign. We are swearing it is

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something that is ensuring, something that is constant and that

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is her Majesty. We take it very seriously. The Queen represents two

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as a whole series of values, constancy, loyalty and sacrifice.

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We know she understands what we go through and she is there for us

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what ever happens. We can see the troops parading along the Long Walk,

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led by the Navy. The army and the air force will be bringing up the

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rear. They will be making their way towards the quadrangle. The Navy is

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at the head of the parade. We can see all of the troops getting ready

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to march past the Queen. We heard how strong the bond is between the

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Queen and her armed forces, is that something you had a sense of?

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Absolutely. My first public duty was on a very hot day. There are

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two guard posts. Completely exposed to the sun. The junior Guardsman go

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up and asked other for two hours. A phone-call came to the headquarters

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and said, her Majesty herself as seen this and has taken a direct

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interest, have they got water, is someone keeping an eye on them? She

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was in residence, she saw the Guardsman and his concerned about

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them. You're conscious of that. saw the kernel of the Grenadier

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Guards, she was just 16 but she wanted to be more than a

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figurehead? Yes, we saw her on her 16th birthday, she was looking at

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the troops in 1942. At the time, she was a princess and was

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desperate to take a greater role, be part of the great struggle. Her

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father was dubious and wanted to keep her away from this. But she

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took this so seriously. We are really ready and we are moments

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from what promises to be the best of military pageantry and ceremony.

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It is over two Eddie Butler, who will guide us through the parade.

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What began as a grey, misty morning is glorious. Her Majesty The Queen

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makes entrance into the quadrangle at Windsor Castle. There are four

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outdoor theatres as part of this tribute. This is the second of the

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theatres, the quadrangle. Below the Royal Standard. The first theatre

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is the march up the long walk by the 3,000 servicemen and women. The

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bodyguards on either side of her Majesty. They are also in front of

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 89 seconds

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Stand at ease. Stand easy. The fly past will be made by nine

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typhoon aircraft and their The typhoons based at RAF Conisbee

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in Lincolnshire and in Fife in Scotland. The Diamond nine is in

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honour of the Queen's diamond The guard of honour comprises all

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three services. The Duke of Edinburgh, of course a naval man,

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looking on as the RAF holds up proceedings. The Duke of Edinburgh,

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when he first met the Queen in 1939 was a cadet. He was in the Navy at

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Dartmouth. On his 90th birthday he became Lord High Admiral. So that

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is going from the bottom to the top The band in the foreground is the

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band of her Majesty's Royal Marines, based in Portsmouth. The Royal band.

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This is the view from the 4th outdoor theatre. This is from below

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the castle. And the 3,000 personnel will go into the quadrangle and

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they will march down through Windsor into the arena. And here

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they are. The nine typhoons in diamond formation. Well worth the

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wait. They won't be around for very The lead pilot his wing commander,

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Paul Godfrey. It has taken them 20 minutes to get here in Windsor from

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Royal Navy and Army! Garrison Sergeant Major Bill Mott. Quick

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march! Just to underline the connection between the ceremonial

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and active service, Sergeant Major Bill Mott, 30 years ago, was a

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Welsh Guardsman on board the Galahad, waiting to land during the

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Falklands conflict. The march into the quadrangle begins. The Navy

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first, all in order of age. The Senior Service, then the army, then

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Illustrious, just returned from in Chief with eyes right. After HMS

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Illustrious, HMS York. CPO Rowe from Dan's film is there. And HMS

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Lancaster. Up strikes life on the ocean wave. In the second

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detachment of the Navy, we will goes past the Queen. -- the third

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detachment from the navy goes past naval march past, the maritime

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reserves and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, manned by civilians,

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owned by the Ministry of Defence. Very active in the Falklands

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conflict. Here comes the army. Bombardier Gary Prout, who was

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awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry the Band of the Welsh Guards and

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the Band of the Irish Guards. Back distinctive light blue beret, as

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worn by Prince Harry. You can hear the distinctive sound of the pipes

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Michael Hay, from the Army School of Music and drumming. Major John

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Sumner is the most senior pipe Major in the army. The parade is

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just over half a mile long. So as the parade here continues in front

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of the Queen, we can see that the Navy has already done its tour of

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the quadrangle and is now going down the hill, having left the

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castle. It will go clockwise around the castle and down to the arena. A

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down into town, the RAF comes into three services, but it is the

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oldest independent air force in the world, former on the first April,

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everything going before her. We have already heard that she has an

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eye for the smartness of the uniform. The music from the RAF is

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from the Central Band. Director of music, Flight Lieutenant Richard

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Murray. And again, it is a dualled job for the musicians. They have

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these ceremonial duties, but they also act as force protection,

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guarding installations and supporting helicopter and air

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the quadrangle, the guard of honour will make its exit. And her Majesty

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and the Duke of Edinburgh will take theirs, but it is not the end of

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their story of the day. They will follow the parade down the hill to

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Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace is there, principal director of music.

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He will direct the Guard of Honour band. When he gets down to the

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arena, he will lead the try service massed bands. In the arena, what

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will happen is what is known as the Drumhead Service, based on an

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impromptu service on the field of battle. The first officer of the

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Navy. And then the RAF again. The Queen's Colour Squadron, 63

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quadrangle. Down in town the parade is heading downhill towards the

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Majesty before she sets off after entrance at Windsor Castle. Those

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who will walk all the way, here the streets of Winder through the

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castle grounds, let's join how long Skelton with local children

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painting the day. We will capture today's events in a

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more traditional sense. We have pastel colours, pencils and

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paintbrushes. Leon, talk us through your painting. I have got the Queen

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and Prince Philip. Here is the Queen and here is Prince Philip.

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have had a bit of difficulty with the gate? It's a was causing all

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kinds of problems. But this flag is very impressive. You have done this

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because it is behind his. You have told me you have left a bit of room

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at the front of your picture, who is that for? The Queen, Prince

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Philip and all of the forces. you enjoying the parade so far?

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You are excited at one person, who is that? The Queen. She will be

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just meat is a way, how excited by you? The very excited.

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headteacher, you are from a force's family? My father was in the RAF.

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This will be fall of reminiscing, particularly with the fly past four

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stab the families of people in the services it all just be hoping they

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are safe for where ever they are. At a very proud and emotional day,

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it your dad is watching at home? has, he is 82, he will be watching

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with my mum. He will be watched and looking who will be marching

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properly, he always said the RAF March properly. You get back to

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colouring, I'll keep an eye out for the Queen, and I will be able to

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introduce you to the Windsor schoolgirl who has created a

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excited to see the troops. They have been there since 7:00am,

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getting the best spot and get the Excitement is mounting in the arena.

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Family and friends waiting for the parade, hoping to spot her husband,

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son or daughter. Patrick, I imagine it would have been a sense of

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relief to get the parade started? You are nervous before, but you

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will have practised and then suddenly you are into it. We saw

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the big crowds lining the streets, it makes a massive difference. If

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you have family, you try to look at the corner of your life will stop

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you forget the hours of rehearsing and you do enjoy it will stop the

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music has been tremendous. If you hear a tune as you like, it is

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quite fun once it starts. The hours spent rehearsing, but they only got

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together yesterday? This is what is so special and distinctive about

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having this parade. It is all very well the guards who rehearse

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readily and the Colour Squadron who do it regularly, but they have

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brought this together. I have never seen anything like this. The people

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seen anything like this. The people who served longer than I did well

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not have seen anything as big as this. The families are part of the

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modern Armed forces? We heard the children, they were talking and the

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teacher who had a father in the RAF. More people have a connection to

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the forces. It can be quite anonymous. A day like today is a

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chance to put everyone on parade. They all have their medals on, and

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there is a connection between the soldiers to go away for six months,

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they don't see their family. A day like today can be a proud

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demonstration and they will be pleased with that. Dan Snow is in

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the arena with a Julie Benton and Your husband will be marching

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shortly, tell us about his career? He has been in the army the 22

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years. Before that he was a cadet, 13 years, Surrey... You knew what

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you signed up for when you married him? Very much so, he has been to

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Afghanistan, they rack, Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Croatia and many

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other places. -- Iraq. Have you seen your dad at home much? He has

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been there quite a lot, but he goes away a lot quite as well. What do

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you do to stay in touch when he is awake? Sometimes we get phone calls,

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but mostly it is through letters. Do you send him parcels? Yes, a lot.

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It is a bit naughty but I do put confetti in his boots, his socks

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and his quashing kits. I am sure in Basra Palace at there are a few red

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love hearts floating about. But you have to do that. He is going back

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to Afghanistan? Yes, March and April next year, but that may be

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his last tour. You just get yourself ready and sorted for it

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and prepared. He is going with my son-in-law as well and my son who

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is in the Princess of Wales Regiment came back last month from

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his store of Afghanistan. It has been very hectic. Do you fancy

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serving, eventually? No, I don't. have a five-year-old who is a

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daddy's girl and I think she would love to his. But she might change

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her mind when she is older. Enjoy today. We will be watching out for

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him. Patrick, we are hearing about the pressure on the family's when

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they loved one is away for many months at a time, the difficulties

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of keeping in contact? It is something that it is overlooked. It

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hit me after I left the Army. My regiments are back in Afghanistan

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and you realise how difficult it is being at home, waiting for a letter

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or phone calls. I remember when my father, who was in the Navy and he

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was a way for nine months. This is me waiting for him coming back with

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a smile on my face. A day like today it is as good for the

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families as it is for the personnel. Let's talk about the ceremony, how

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unusual is it to get the services together in this way? It is

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distinctive on the scale. We have seen tries service participation in

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the birthday Parade every year, but it is not on the scale. It is an

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ice reflection, both on her Majesty's reflection but also a

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very strong demonstration on how we operate. If you think back to Libya,

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would the Royal Navy operating off the coast, but their support being

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provided by the RAF. The army, everything we do these days is

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integrated. Even in some were like Afghanistan, you have the Royal

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Marines representing an at. We have had a fly past today command as a

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soldier who has been out there, there is nothing more reassuring to

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know you have a fast jet from the RAF overhead. He might think the

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services have always operated in that way Choir --?. To some extent.

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But when you think like D-Day, the largest amphibious operation. But

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Afghanistan is a complex counter insurgency. Everybody has to work

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together. So some they might today, the first time the army is marching

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behind the Navy, they won't have done that. I only did that twice in

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my career. I was on HMS Illustrious going into Malta, and we put a few

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noses out of junk because the red uniforms took away from the black

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ones. The parade has entered the Here they come, proudly marching

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into the arena. Led by the Royal leading the way. The band is coming

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in behind. This is the moment the families had been waiting for.

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Patrick, they only rehearsed yesterday, but we have all of the

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services together, it must be a very proud moment? When you come on

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to Buckingham Palace, on to the Horseguards, it has been a very

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long march. And they will be a king. This is where you get the final

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burst and hear the beat of the drum. That is the final moment they have

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been building towards. They will be quite excited. This is getting

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under way and marching? If you all march together, that is how you

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deal with the fatigue. It is easy to forget, the men and women we are

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seeing so proud, many of them have recently been on active duty?

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we saw pictures at the quadrangle of the guards marching past. And

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the Welsh Guards Rea party is here, and they are the real party because

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the others are in Afghanistan. In 2006, I flew back from Iraq to do

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some ceremonial duties. But a lot of these will have just come back

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or just about to go on operations so you are seeing both sides of the

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armed forces. To troops, and the band. The troops marched past the

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Queen, and Kate, let's talk about the Queen as head of the armed

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forces. How did she define the role for herself? It has been a very

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important roles. She is head of the armed forces, she was the first

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honorary colonel as a woman. She was such a young girl when she came

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to the throne. Many people thought women were not hardly allowed any

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roles in the Second World War, they have to push to get anything more

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than clerical duties. She has made her role as head of the troops...

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And Elizabeth the first set, I have the heart of a man. Yes, she said

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she had the feeble body of a woman but the heart of a man. It is the

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first time since Elizabeth the first we have had a woman as head

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of the armed forces, so not an obvious role for a woman in that

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day and age? Victoria was so crucially involved with the army.

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At Queen Elizabeth, so involved with the military and so important

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to her. When she was in the second world war in Windsor Castle, being

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kept safe, guarded by the Grenadier Guards. Many of them became her

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friends and they used to have dances together. She has been very

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close ever since. When the Second World War ended she rushed out into

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the streets in her 80 s uniform and enjoyed themselves. -- in her 80 s

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a uniform. We are seeing the world Guards. The Grenadier Guards will

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be coming up and it will be a chance for you to see your former

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soldiers? It will be a lot of familiar faces. It is the vehicle

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to pick them out underneath their hats. One parade my parents came to,

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they spent most of it looking at the wrong person. It is nice to see

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some familiar faces. Guys who recently had been away, or who are

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expertly, but there must be a lot involved? It is one of those things

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where practice makes perfect. We spoke about Queen Victoria and the

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interest she took. Once, she thought the drill was not up to the

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required standard and ordered that we should have 100 years of

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practice to make perfect. This is the rest of the army now. I can't

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quite see who that is on the screen. And a great round of applause from

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as they make their way into the make their way into the arena and

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take centre stage for what is such a special occasion, all three

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services coming together to celebrate 60 years off Queen

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Elizabeth for her special Diamond Jubilee tribute. They are taking

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their places in those wonderfully fit nearly 2000 -- 2500 troops into

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the arena. More are making their way in. Let's not forget the bans.

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And is the RAF. Huge cheer for the Their Flying Machines. Very

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appropriate. The Director of Music, Flight Lieutenant Richard Murray.

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No doubt that this was his choice are making their way into the spot

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left for them here in the arena, in front of a sort of mock-up of

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great pageantry, the castle, which itself takes centre stage, if you

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like. A fortress built some 1000 years ago, the oldest and largest

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occupied castle in the world. The troops are gathering here in the

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shadow of that Castle. And the Band of her Majesty's Royal Marines are

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leading the guard of honour into of the Coldstream Guards. Followed

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by the Queen's palace squadron of in exactly the right position. The

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Man U saw was giving the orders, Major Guy Locke. So important to

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get their position exactly right. It is all about precision today.

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Quite an achievement to get nearly 3000 men and women in exactly the

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As the troops get in position, we asked you to send e-mails in if you

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have friends or family parading here, and some of you have sent

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them in. Let me read a few. I would like to say hello to Tom, aged 20,

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from his mum and family from Cornwall. Tom lost his dad three

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days ago at the age of 44. You would make him very proud if he was

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here today. Love you, mum. Police say well done to my daddy, Neil

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Robinson, from his friends, Sophie and Tiny, from Northern Ireland.

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Thank you so much, love from Leah Robinson, aged six. Another message

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from Helen in Poole. Best of luck to all the Royal Marine commandos

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marching today. The best of the best, the most elite men, proud to

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honour our Queen today and set aside their today for our tomorrow.

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My thanks to all, especially Bonny. Here is one for Charlie Slade. It

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says Mark Palmer, Alexander, is in the naval forces, currently on

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promotion and soon to be at HMS Yeovilton. I am proud of him. He

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has served in Afghanistan and loves his career. His family and myself

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are so proud of him. Just some of Majesty's Royal Marines, or some of

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them at least, constructing what is known as a drumhead alter. This is

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an impromptu altar, used in the field of battle. Patrick, when you

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have been in the field and Drumhead doctors have been constructed?

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we were talking about the historic origins earlier, and it is not

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clear. But out in the field, you did not necessarily have a

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consecrated church. And whatever your faith, there were moments when

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a service of some sort was needed. Sadly, it might be if you had lost

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a man in your platoon or in your battalion. Recently, it would be

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operating bases in Afghanistan. You would want someone to conduct a

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service. Even though you can't really pause and you are out on the

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job, it is an opportunity to say goodbye. It is something that sadly,

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many will be familiar with these days. But it is a nice ceremony.

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Rather poignant, in front of the trips, many of whom will be

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familiar with this. Yes, and the laying down of the colours, that is

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an important thing for whatever unit but those are the colours of.

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They are linked to the sovereign as well. That gives it even more

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As we look at the troops and their families now in the arena, Every

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face could tell its own story of courage, sacrifice and commitment.

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Many actions of great bravery are reflected in the medals won so

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proudly this morning. The highest award for bravery in the face of

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the enemy is the Victoria Cross, introduced by Queen Victoria in

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1856 during the Crimean War. And so rarely is it awarded that there are

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only three living holders of the Victoria Cross in the country. One

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of them is Bill Speakman, awarded his VC for extreme gallantry while

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fighting in the Korean War. Let me tell you about him. For four hours,

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he led repeated grenade attacks against hundreds of Chinese

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soldiers who were attacking his position. Despite being severely

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wounded, he kept the enemy at bay, allowing his comrades to escape to

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safety. He was the first man to put presented with a Victoria Cross by

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the Queen in February 1952, just three weeks after she came to the

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throne. Before he went to Buckingham Palace, it was home to

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Cheshire, where he received a Arriving 24 hours late from Korea.

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When I got into the UK, I was dumbfounded, seeing all these

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cambers. Neighbours helped to get his home ready. The Lord Mayor came

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to pick me up and we rode back in a car. When we got near Aldringham,

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and I said what is all this? He said, people just want to welcome

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new home. It is good to be home, thanks a lot.

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From Altrincham, to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. We are lucky we

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can get a bit closer than most people to the Queen. Especially

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when they speak to you personally. What a wonderful thing it is.

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and is such a high, been so The Queen's car waiting. She is now

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in the Bentley. It will be leaving the historic quadrangle at the

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heart of Windsor Castle. Making her The Queen is leaving the quadrangle.

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Any moment now, she will be coming through the sovereign's entrance

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and making her way down through the town of Windsor. The sentry

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presenting arms as the sovereign passes. The police officer saluting.

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A lot of police officers on duty today, a very high security

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operations. The Queen passing operations. The Queen passing

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through the sovereign's entrance. What you are seeing now is Castle

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Hill. More crowds with their banners, Union Jacks. They have

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been waiting to see the Queen, and this is their moment. Of course,

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the Duke of Edinburgh sitting next to her. On the right, the curtain

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wall of Windsor Castle and that is worse some of the military have

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their homes and apartments. -- that is where. The Queen just coming out

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of the promoter of Windsor Castle through the gate. Just the way her

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troops have come, she is following their journey.

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Some of the children have been waving their flags, they have been

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painting the day it as we saw, and getting a wave from the Queen. Much

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excitement in the town of Windsor today. Lots of anticipation, the

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streets have been cleaned, people taking their spot to get the best

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view from early this morning. The mounted police in the background.

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20,000 people it is estimated, lining the streets of Windsor today

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on this very special, unique occasion on the Queen's diamond

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jubilee. Just a start of the celebrations we will see a leading

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up to the bank holiday weekend. Making her way down past the castle.

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Lots of waving from the Duke and ember -- Duke of Edinburgh and the

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Now I welcome two remarkable man, Lance Corporal Matt Crouch a former

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Royal Marines who was awarded the George Cross for extreme bravery.

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Johnson, how were you awarded your Victoria Cross? You were driving an

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armoured vehicle and it was ambushed and engulfed by a rocket-

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propelled grenades. With your colleagues or wounded, all

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communication lost. You forced open the entrance - -- Hatch. Andy drove

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through the fire to get your colleagues to safety, even though

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you were seriously injured yourself. It is an amazing story. When you

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had found now you have the war, what did you think? I was told by

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my commanding officer I was going to be awarded the Victoria Cross. I

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asked, is it a good thing, because I did not know what it was. Only

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three living people have it, you are one. Is it that surprising?

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is an honour to be wearing the Victoria Cross and to receive it.

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It is a life-changing experience. I'm very proud and I feel so much

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emotion being part of this great, historical journey. It is even

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better for me. You say you were it with pride, did people talk to you

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about it? When I was doing the news, I remember when you were awarded

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your Victoria Cross, there was so much publicity and excitement?

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Nothing has changed since. When people see me wearing it, this

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morning somebody came up to me and said, they get goose bumps just

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walking alongside Nick. It is an amazing feeling to get that

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feedback. Matthew, you were on patrol in Afghanistan when you hit

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a trip wire and heard the pin a cheque from a grenade. You had a

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split second, the rest of your patrol was with you. Amazingly, you

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chose in that split second to throw yourself on the grenade? The work

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for macro of us in the compound, and we walked into a trip wire and

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we knew the only option was to shield the guys behind me. You say

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it was the only option, it was the only options for you? I can only

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wonder what went through your mind, that instinctive decision you made

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to potentially sacrifice yourself for your comrade? Yes, it is only

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one other problems efface on a day- to-day basis in Afghanistan. My

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action got recognised for what it was. Johnson will agree, we are the

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only people to look at in the grand scheme of things, we have been

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lucky enough to be recognised. But thousands of people are doing what

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we're doing on a day-to-day, monthly and yearly basis. You are

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both being very modest. Because of what you did men survived, who

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would have died. Possibly. In that split-second when you decided you

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would shield them from the force of the grenade, with your own body,

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was anything going through your mind? Was it Instinct? I can live

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in it too, when you have done something bad when you are young

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and you know your parents will be coming after you, the gut-wrenching

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feeling. Similar, but older and a different area. Extraordinary

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actions. The Queen is about to arrive, and you both met her when

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she presented you with your medals. I gather she takes you aside for a

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private conversation? She stands and chats what she is presenting

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the medal. Asks after our injuries. Mine were very minor, but Johnson's

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one more so. Then she asks how we are and how our families are. She

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shows a lot of compassion. Johnson, did you feel she knew about it,

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took in interest? Yesterday I was saying to someone, it is amazing

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the Queen and know so much about me and my family. I could have a

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proper conversation with her. Queen is about to arrive. The very

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best of military pageantry is about to start. Gentlemen it has been an

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honour to meet you. But now to Eddie Butler will take us through

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of honour, but they soon will be. They are the only arms on show here.

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Soon, her Majesty will arrive. The drumhead altar is prepared. The

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It was constructed by the musicians from the band, one based on, a

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tenor drum on top of each other. The warrant officer, James Whitlam

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has directed it and here comes the trumpeters of the household Cavalry.

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Drawn from the bands of two units that make up the household Cavalry,

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the lifeguards and the Blues and Royals. The Queen is escorted to

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her seat by the Chief of the General Staff. General Chief of the

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Defence Staff, General Sir David of each service or be draped over

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acknowledge with gratitude, the 60 years of faithful service to this

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nation of our sovereign, lady, Queen Elizabeth. With respect and

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affection, we give thanks for the example she has set her people. And

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we prayed that supported by the love and loyalty of her subjects,

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she may be given health and strength to continue her service.

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And long to reign over us. Reverend Scott Brown, Chaplain of

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# Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice.

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# Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell.

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# Come ye before him, and rejoice. # O enter then his gates with

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praise. # Approach with joy his courts unto.

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# Praise, laud, and bless his name always.

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# For it is seemly so to do. # For why? The Lord our God is good.

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# His mercy is for ever sure. # His truth at all times firmly

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stood. # And shall from age to age endure.

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Matthew. Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with

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her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favour of him. He said

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to her, what do you want? She said to him, declare that these two sons

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of mine will sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your

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kingdom. But Jesus answered, you do not know what you are asking. Are

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you able to drink at the cat that I am about to bring? This are to him,

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we are able. He said to them, you will indeed drink my cup, but to

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sit at my right hand and at my left, this is not mine to grant, but it

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is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father. When the ten

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heard this, they were angry with the two brothers. But Jesus called

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them to him and said, you know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it

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over them, and their great ones are tyrants over them. It will not be

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so among you. But whoever wishes to be greater money you must be your

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servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you must be your slave,

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just as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve, and to

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give his life a ransom for many. Let us pray, as we say together.

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Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

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Thy kingdom come;thy will be done; on earth as it is in heaven.

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Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as

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we forgive those who trespass against us.

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And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

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For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.

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Amen. God of time and eternity, whose Son

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reigns as servant, not master; We give you thanks and praise that

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you have blessed this Nation, the Realms and Territories with

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Elizabeth, our beloved and glorious Queen.

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In this year of Jubilee, grant her your gifts of love and joy and

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peace as she continues in faithful obedience to you, her Lord and God,

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and in devoted service to her lands and peoples, and those of the

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Commonwealth, now and all the days of her life;

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through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. At this time of Jubilee,

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Thanksgiving may also be a time of dedication. Let us say together:

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Lord of our lives and Father of all, grant that our thanksgiving may

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prove itself in service to you and to our Queen, to our country and to

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one another, for your Name's sake. # Whose arm hath bound the restless

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wave. # Who bidd'st the mighty ocean deep.

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# Its own appointed limits keep. # O hear us when we cry to thee.

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# For those in peril on the sea. # O Christ, the Universal Lord.

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# Who suffered death by nails and sword.

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# From all assault of deadly foe. # Sustain thy soldiers where they

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# And evermore hold in thy hand. # All those in peril on the land.

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# O Holy Spirit, Lord of grace. # Who fills with strength the human

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race; # Inspire mankind to know the right.

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# Guide all who dare the eagle's flight.

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# And underneath thy wings of care. # Guard all from peril in the air.

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# O Trinity of love and power! # Our brethren shield in danger's

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hour. # From rock and tempest, fire and

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foe. # Protect them wheresoe'er they go.

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# Thus evermore shall rise to Thee. # Praise from the air, the land and

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sea. God grant had been living grace, to

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the departed rest, to the church, the Queen, the Commonwealth and all

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mankind, peace and Concorde, and to us sinners eternal life and the

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blessing of God Almighty, the father, the Sun and the Holy Spirit,

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be among you and remain with you always. Amen.

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General Sir David Richards, chief of the Defence Staff, moves from

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the Royal Pavilion to the drumhead stage, which has now been

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deconstructed. The colours have been recovered. And the chief of

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the Defence Staff will address her Majesty on behalf of the three

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as our sovereign is a time of celebration for all your subjects,

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but perhaps even more so for those privileged to serve in your Royal

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Navy, Army and Royal Air Force. It is with great pride that I stand

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here as the professional head of your armed forces to represent all

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those at your command. Your commitment to our nation is an

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example to us all. For six decades, your devotion to duty, sense of

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honour and pride in our country have set the standards to which

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your armed forces constantly aspire. Your deep interest and commitment

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to the armed forces has inspired servicemen and women and their

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families over the years. Many have had the honour to meet you at unit

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and family occasions when you have supported the ships, regiments and

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squadrons with which you have such strong ties. I know I speak for all

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service families when I say how much your personal dedication means

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to us all. Family-based support service men and women throughout

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their lives at home and even more on operations. They are sometimes

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overlooked, but never by you. Your own family have added to the

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support you bring. Many ships, regiments and their stations have

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close connections with members of the Royal Family, and I have the

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honour to have two of your grandchildren serving with me today.

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They, like all the men and women I have the privilege to lead, are

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serving their nation and the people of the United Kingdom with the

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honour and distinction. Their example draws attention to those

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with whom they serve and reminds others of the unity of our nation.

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Your own service predates your rain. Both you and the Duke of Edinburgh

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served in the Second World War with courage and distinction. Throughout

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your rain, your family has borne more than its share of the worry

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and danger that are an inherent part of duty as the United Kingdom

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plays her part in the world. The Prince of Wales' service in the

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Royal Navy is fondly recalled by those who served with him. The Duke

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of York's actions in the Falklands were recently echoed by the Duke of

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Cambridge serving their in a different capacity in the Royal Air

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Force. And Prince Harry's operational tour in Afghanistan in

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the army was a huge credit to him and his success in flying training

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means it is likely he will serve operationally again. For these

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reasons and so many more, the bond between us, you're on forces, and

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the Royal Family is deep and strong. So, your Majesty, it is with great

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pride that I stand before you today. I was born at the start of this new

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Elizabethan age, and have seen so much that has blossomed under your

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rain. I know I speak for all those who have the privilege to wear your

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uniform and hold your commission when I thanked you feel a

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dedication to our service and to our country. And now, your Majesty,

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some measures of congratulation from your forces overseas. From all

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the serving on board here in the Middle East, we offer our best

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wishes and congratulations to her Majesty on the occasion of her

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Diamond Jubilee. A hi. I am from HMS Durham. Hello. On behalf of the

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entire ship's company of a genus Derren, we would like to send our

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best wishes to her Majesty the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh as

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they celebrated their diamond jubilee. All on 902 Expeditionary

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Air Wing offer you their heartiest congratulations and thanks for your

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60 glorious years of service to your kingdom and your subjects.

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Your Majesty, from all members of your armed forces serving in

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Afghanistan, we present you are our best wishes on this remarkable

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occasion, your Diamond Jubilee, and we wish you many more happy and

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glorious years. Three cheers for her Majesty the Queen. He hip,

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hooray! Hip hip, hooray! Hit hip, much appreciate your kind words. It

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is a tradition of very long standing that the sovereign and

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members of the Royal Family are intimately associated with the

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armed forces and have been proud to serve in all three services. In

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addition, we have special connections with particular

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commands of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. And also stations of

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the Royal Air Force. We greatly value these connections, as it

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means we meet the wider family of wives and husbands of the currently

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serving men and women of the armed service and sacrifice is made by

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servicemen and women and their families in recent years. It is

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very gratifying to celebrate and take pride in successful

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achievements. But the real test of character is the ability to

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maintain morale and a positive spirit in bad times, as well as

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when things are going well. It is a great pleasure to see

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representatives of the three armed services here today. It also gives

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me the opportunity to send greetings and best wishes to their

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families and friends and to all those members of the armed services

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 89 seconds

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who cannot be here today. headdress. Remove! Headdress. Three

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 89 seconds

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Music in the arena and in just a few minutes all eyes will look for

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the fly past. Squadron leader, some of these aeroplanes, and you have

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been involved in the planning, will be just five or 10 feet apart. How

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do you put back together? normal skills of every pilot in the

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RAF is to fly formations. But this is a rare events to put as many

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aircraft does this in such a small space. I know you have men in the

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tower at Windsor Castle, what is their role? The Earl Marshal is in

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the round Tower and he is organising the fly past. It is

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dependent on the weather, and he is co-ordinating to make sure the

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weather is fit to put that many aeroplanes over Windsor at this

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time of day. They are approaching now. Where have all of these

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aeroplanes come from? There are a number of elements. But there are

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helicopters from the Royal Air Force, helicopters from the army

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and the Royal Navy as well. All of those have launched from Hampshire.

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They will be followed by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight based in

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Lincolnshire. Fermat is followed by aircraft from Brize Norton. This is

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one of the most eagerly anticipated moments, I will hand over to Dan

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said to me, if they went over 500 miles an hour, I can take it. We do

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have some typhoon coming in later which can go twice the speed of

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sound. The fly past is led in by Merlin's from Oxfordshire. They are

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fantastic aircraft. They can carry 24 combat troops. They have a

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special vibration dampening system, which means it is excellence for

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casualties as well. This is the workhorse of the fleet. Has done

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sterling work in Afghanistan, and regulate inserting troops and

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taking away casualties in the most will be on duty over the Olympics

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with snipers in the back. They are serving in not just foreign fields,

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but over our heads in the United Kingdom. I can hear the rumble of

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the fixed-wing aircraft coming in. They are led in by the magnificent

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sight of a Lancaster bomber. The most famous and successful RAF

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heavy bomber from World War II. It is escorted by four Spitfires. They

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are the best piston engine fighters ever built, one of the most

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beautiful aircraft. And to anyone who flies them, it is an experience

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they never forget. What a sight as they come over Windsor Castle. And

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there is a Lancaster. 350,000 troops in World War II, dropped a

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million tons of bombs. They are in the Battle of Britain Memorial

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Flight? Yes, based in Lincolnshire. Spitfires sometimes steal the show.

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What have we got coming next? are from the Royal Air Force basic

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flying trainer. All those aircraft are piloted by qualified flying

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instructors. It is spelling out the 60 in this guide, it is a surprise?

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It is a formation they have been practising for the Diamond Jubilee.

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She looks thrilled. Very impressive. We are getting a sense of

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progression. Now we are getting something more spicy which are they

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go to after their initial training? There are a couple of elements

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between these and the trainers, which will be following later on.

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Huge transport aircraft. These are unmistakable in their outline. They

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are incredibly busy at the moment? Absolutely. And they are moving

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troops all over the world and we very rarely see one of these back

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in the UK, they are so busy. When people talk about deploying a broad,

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especially Afghanistan, it is the forgotten heroes, the crew who fly

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them, carrying of the material and supplies all around the world.

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is vital to have the support of the group's -- troops on the ground

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worldwide by dropping supplies to the world, Kosovo and Afghanistan,

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but this is your favourite aircraft, tornadoes. It is demonstrating it

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is a refuelling aircraft, what are they like to fly? They are

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incredible. Another aircraft that delivers protection to the troops

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on the ground overseas. It is a magnificent machines. Those

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tornados always saw our for bombing version, they carry out strikes to

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attack targets on the ground? not forget, a good proportion of

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its duties in Afghanistan is reconnaissance as well, for Count a

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roadside bomb work. A lot of these aircraft are used to spot

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improvised explosives? It is very important to protect troops on the

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ground. That is extraordinary. That is what they were practising when I

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was there. And they have pulled it off perfectly. The formation skills

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here are a repeat of what is a basic pilot skills throughout the

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Royal Air Force. There are also three hawks from the Royal Navy

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involved in that formation as well. Her Majesty looks absolutely

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thrilled with that. It is not something we can all expect in our

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lives. This is the Red Arrows, the people's favourite? This is a

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special Diamond Jubilee formation they are flying today. A three-

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dimensional diamond mine in honour where diesel mixes with coloured DI.

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That is not just for decoration, it is important in terms of their

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formation. Yes, the pilots are highly trained. And the smoke is

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one of their references. There go the Red Arrows, recognisable around

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the world. The crowd are roaring. They have carried out of thousands

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of display is in countries on every continent. No-fly past is complete

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without them. Well, the weather held off for us. In fact, we got

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everything we wanted. The lettering was the highlight. We are delighted

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that we got a full fly past for her Majesty, despite the weather trying

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 89 seconds

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# Long live our noble Queen. # God save the Queen.

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# Send her victorious. # Happy and glorious.

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# Long to reign over us. # God save the Queen.

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# Thy choicest gifts in store. # On her be pleased to pour.

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# Long may she reign. # May she defend our laws.

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# And ever give us cause. # To sing with heart and voice.

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Locke. And the Queen now leaves the formal stage, and will go into a

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more informal meeting with her service personnel and their

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families. And it is there as much as hear that the connection is

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remade between the monarch, the Colonel-in-Chief, and the people

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from here and the Commonwealth who for the past 60 years have served

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and been prepared to lay down their I don't know how that felt for you

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at home, but here, it was very stirring, with the bands and that

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extraordinary fly past, which made the whole studio shake as they

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thundered overhead. It was quite a spectacle. Yes, and he recalled the

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historical origins of this. It was a monarch reviewing the readiness

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of his or her trips. Her Majesty must have been pleased.

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certainly was pleased with the fly- past. What an amazing thing to pull

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off. The precision was quite something to behold. What will it

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have meant to the Queen? We saw her wonderful smile. She was thrilled

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by the fly-past. As Patrick said, we started with the Tudor monarchs.

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The Queen can look out and be proud of the incredible range, 60 years

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in which things have changed a lot for the armed forces, and she has

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been an incredible constant through so much history. We can hear the

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band striking up behind us in the arena. They are leaving the arena,

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proud in their bearskins. They have paid their tribute to their monarch,

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 89 seconds

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to their Colonel-in-Chief, after 60 On a well, today has been a

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magnificent spectacle. Queen Elizabeth is only the second

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monarch to have had a Diamond Jubilee. We talked about Queen

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Victoria, who reviewed her troops here at Windsor Castle. And now

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Queen Elizabeth. We will not see the light of this again in our

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lifetime. No, and it is an important occasion to remember.

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People sometimes question the pomp and circumstance aspect of what the

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armed forces do, but this is why, occasions like this. The faces in

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At the invitation of Her Majesty the Queen, 3,000 troops from the Royal Navy, the army and the Royal Air Force parade through Windsor Castle to honour the special bond between the Queen and her armed forces.

After marching through Windsor town, they gather in the castle grounds where the Queen, as head of the armed forces, addresses the troops. The celebration concludes with a magnificent fly-past of 78 current and historic aircraft.

Presented by Fiona Bruce.


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