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THE GUARDS MAGAZINE JOURNAL OF THE HOUSEHOLD DIVISION

No: 207 Summer 2023

Coronation Edition

CONTENTS

EDITOR’S NOTES ...........................................................................................................................................................  6 THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III Introduction by The Major General ..................................................................................................................................... 8 Operation GOLDEN ORB - An Overview by the Brigade Major ....................................................................................    11 Reflections from the Garrison Sergeant Major .................................................................................................................. 14 Aldershot Coronation Training Area .................................................................................................................................  18 ‘Back To The Future’ - The Move In By Train .................................................................................................................   24 Marshalling the Coronation Procession ............................................................................................................................   26 Music for the Coronation Procession ................................................................................................................................  28 Waterloo Station ...............................................................................................................................................................     31 The Tri-Service Guard of Honour .....................................................................................................................................  32 The Sovereign’s Escort ...................................................................................................................................................... 36 From Kenya to the Coronation .......................................................................................................................................... 38 The Best of Both Worlds - The Household Cavalry Regiment .........................................................................................  40 The Making of the Anointing Screen ................................................................................................................................  43 The King’s Company, Grenadier Guards ..........................................................................................................................  45 A Sacred Duty - Bearing the Anointing Screen ................................................................................................................   47 Street Lining ......................................................................................................................................................................  51 Processional Group 8 - The Household Division ..............................................................................................................  53 Colour Drill: Standards, Guidons, Colours and Truncheon of the British Army ..............................................................  55 The Coronation - Reflections ............................................................................................................................................   57 Buckingham Palace Garden ..............................................................................................................................................   58 The Windsor Concert ........................................................................................................................................................   60 Swan Feathers - A TV Commentator’s Perspective ..........................................................................................................   62 FEATURES Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II .......................................................................................................................  83 The Scots Guards in the Falklands .................................................................................................................................... 84 Exercise REDSTRIPE ....................................................................................................................................................... 85 A Memorial for Sir Richard Sharples and Captain Hugh Sayers ............................................................................................  86 RSM ‘Tibby’ Brittain ........................................................................................................................................................   89 70 Years On: Preparations for the Coronation in 1953 ...................................................................................................... 70

NEWS Honours and Awards .......................................................................................................................................................... 67 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Commissions ............................................................................................................ 68 People, Places and Events .................................................................................................................................................. 69 Sport ................................................................................................................................................................................... 95 Regimental Intelligence ..................................................................................................................................................... 99 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ....................................................................................................................................... 126 BOOK REVIEWS .......................................................................................................................................................... 128 OBITUARIES ................................................................................................................................................................  134

Information on the digital and online versions of this magazine are on page iii.

Front Cover: His Majesty King Charles III in the Gold State Coach, en route to Buckingham Palace following the Coronation in

Westminster Abbey. Saturday 6th May 2023. Photographer: Corporal Tim Hammond, RLC. Ministry of Defence Back Cover: Processional Group No 8, The Household Division, passing the Cenotaph on the day of the Coronation,

Saturday 6th May 2023. Photographer: Giles Anderson. Ministry of Defence

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