HRH Princess Alexandra presents the new Guidon http://www.jhlb.co.uk/
The parade was a great success and a great credit to all involved. Originally planned for Windsor Castle, the venue was switched at the last minute to the gardens of Buckingham Palace due to conflicts with the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor. This proved to be an inspired choice as there was much more space and, with all the facilities for the summer season of royal garden parties in place, the ability to put on a really grand occasion.
The preparations were hectic, not least all the rehearsals and the need to fit everyone with the correct uniforms. However, all concerned worked extremely hard and the result was a spectacular afternoon which will long be remembered by all that attended.
The major event during the year was the presentation by the Royal Honorary Colonel, Princess Alexandra, of the new Royal Yeomanry Guidon. This carries a selection of the major battle honours of the former regiments and the Royal Yeomanry honour Iraq 2003. The latter is a unique distinction in that it is the only battle honour awarded to a TA regiment since the Second World War.
Princess Alexandra inspecting A (SRY) Squadron
Maj Jenkins’ tour as Squadron Leader will finish in April. He leaves the Squadron in excellent form and we are most grateful for his support for the Association over the years. We offer him our best wishes for the future and welcome his successor Capt Simon Hallsworth, currently 2ic.