The Cavalry and Yeomanry gathered in their thousands on Sunday 8th May to honour past comrades who fell in World War 1 and all conflicts since. It was the first time they have been able to mark their regimental remembrance Sunday in person for three years, due to the Pandemic.
Among them was His Royal Highness Prince Edward The Earl of Wessex who is Royal Honorary Colonel of The Royal Wessex Yeomanry. His Royal Highness took the salute at the Annual Parade and Service beside the Cavalry Memorial and Bandstand in Hyde Park, London.
The troops, as immaculate and proud as ever, today came from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, The Royal Yeomanry, The Royal Wessex Yeomanry, The Queens Own Yeomanry, Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, and included veterans ranging from World War 2 to Iraq, Afghanistan and other conflicts. They were accompanied by Cadets from the Army Cadet Force who are affiliated to cavalry and yeomanry regiments.
The Earl of Wessex and the assembled troops then gathered around the bandstand for the annual open air church service.
After the service, the Earl of Wessex took time informally to meet families and cadets.