Trooping the Colour, Colonel’s Review

Saturday 28th May 2022

It was a great honour for the Irish Guards to be the Regiment trooping their colours in this, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year. With thanks to our Assistant to the Clerk, Alan Beggs, formerly Secretary of the Irish Guards Association, a number of us gathered in Horseguards Parade for the final rehearsal (The Colonel’s Review) before the official Queen’s Birthday Parade. The fact that this was a rehearsal did not detract at all from the pomp and ceremony of the occasion, nor from the magnificent performances from all of the soldiers (and their horses) on parade. Special mention, as always, must go to Seamus, the Irish Guards’ mascot Irish wolfhound, who led the procession down the Mall into Horseguards. After the parade, we de-camped to Wellington Barracks, for a barbeque and some liquid refreshments – a marvellous day.