The summer of pomp and circumstance continues following the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Armed Forces Day and the Massed Band and Bugles of The Rifles Sounded Retreat previously this past two months…this time it was the turn of the Household Division.
The Chief of the General Staff, General Sir Patrick Sanders, took the salute this evening for the Household Division Military Musical Spectacular on Horse Guards Parade as the Army paid tribute to The Queen and the Commonwealth in Her Platinum Jubilee Year.
Yesterday evening , several thousand members of the public joined the Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace and the Head of the Army General Sir Patrick Sanders, for a memorable musical experience with the world-renowned Massed Bands of the Army’s Household Division. Like the very best of the Army, this performance was a blend of the familiar and the new, youth and experience. Familiar tunes were underpinned by messages that drew strength from the foundations of the past but looked forward to a new world, the world of Future Soldier, where respect for nature and ethical technological advancement could bring about a better, more secure environment for all.
Image: Crown Copyright 2022 Sgt Donald C Todd RLC.