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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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