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Not a Branch organised event, but is advertised here as it is an event of great military interest.

We have received advice from our Regimental Headquarters that theconfirmed date for the King’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour) is Saturday 15 June 2024.

Trooping the Colour is an annual event that has marked the sovereign’s official birthday for two-and-a-half centuries. Upholding the tradition, His Majesty King Charles III, who was born on November 14 1948, will celebrate his birthday twice. Once on his actual birthday and then publicly at Trooping The Colour in June.

His Majesty King Charles III holds the appointment of Colonel-in-Chief of the Regiments of the Household Division.  Each Regiment has a Colonel who is either a member of the Royal Family or a senior officer.

The parade has historically featured more than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians. Beginning at Buckingham Palace, the Parade moved down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, where it was joined by Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages. The Parade closed with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Monarch and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Please go to www.kbp.army.mod.uk to purchase your tickets to the Major General’s Review and the Colonel’s Review. These are likely to be on sale from January 2024 onwards.

Tickets for the King’s Birthday Parade are extremely popular and are therefore usually allocated via a ballot. To enter the ballot so that you may purchase tickets, please regularly visit that same www.kbp.army.mod.uk URL from January 2024 onwards where further advice should available.  These tickets sell out very fast!

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