27 Days to go – men (and women) in uniform help celebrate the Royal Wedding

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Wedding Photography in hampshireIt was announced on Friday 1st April the role Britain’s armed forces would have in William and Kate’s Royal Wedding.

More than 1000 street liners will mark the route from Westminster to Buckingham Palace including members of the Royal Navy from ships such as HMS Gloucester, HMS Illustrious, HMS Liverpool, HMS Monmouth to name a few – Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, 7 Company Coldstream Guards, F Company Scots Guards, 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, 2nd Battalion The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment from the Army – the Royal Airforce including RAF Scampton, RAF Shawbury, RAF St Athan, RAF Swanwick, RAF Valley, RAF Waddington, RAF Wittering, Queen’s Colour Squadron, Defence School of Languages Beaconsfield, Joint Service Unit Cheltenham, Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit Northallerton.

A Guard of Honour comprising three officers and 101 other ranks from the Welsh Guards will be positioned in the forecourt of Buckingham Palace for the return of the members of the Royal Family.

Various Bands and Musicians including the Royal Marines Band inParliament Square , on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace – the Band of Welsh Guards. Along the route – the Band of Grenadier Guards at Marlborough Road; the Band of Coldstream Guards at Duke of York Steps; the Band of Scots Guards and the Corps of Drums, The Welsh Guards at Horse Guards; and the Corps of Drums, The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment by the Cenotaph

And if that wasn’t enough, at 1330 a flypast will take place over Buckingham Palace. This will consist of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight‘s Lancaster, a Spitfire and a Hurricane; followed 30 seconds later by two Typhoons and two Tornado GR4s in box formation

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