On Saturday 8th June our Association took a group of our region’s most Armed Forces-friendly and supportive employers to witness the spectacle that is the Trooping of the Colour for the Queen’s Birthday Parade at Horse Guards Parade in London.
The parade takes place annually and involves over 1400 parading soldiers, 400 musicians and 200 horses. Trooping the Colour is a fantastic display of military drills, precision and horsemanship to celebrate The Queen’s official birthday.
Each year at Trooping the Colour, a different regiment’s colours are trooped. This year the colour was trooped by the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
Among the employers that attended were representatives from Auctus Management Group, BOPA, Bureau Veritas, Hereford & Worcester Chamber of Commerce, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Shropshire Council, Spectra Group, Warwickshire Police and Wolverhampton Council.
After the parade the employers were hosted at the Army & Navy club on Pall Mall, where they had the opportunity to re-live the day and talk about how they support the military community and Reserve Forces & Cadets Association.
To find out more about how your organisation can support members of the Armed Forces community visit our Employer Engagement web page here.
You can view more photographs from the day in our gallery here.