A large-scale musical spectacular celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the alliance of friendship and resolve that forms the bedrock of the Commonwealth spirit took place this week on the historic Horse Guards Parade.
With innovative use of live music and modern technology linking such important initiatives as The Queen’s Green Canopy, messages from the Commonwealth and a moment of reflection to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War, “The Queen and The Commonwealth, in the platinum Jubilee Year” was an epic production, that truly celebrated the remarkable achievement of the greatest Monarch in British history.
Set on Horse Guards Parade in the beautiful surroundings of St James’s Park, Stirring music, precision drill, horsemanship, dramatic lighting and fireworks, will all combined in an unforgettable, thrilling evening of music and pageantry.
The Chief of the General Staff and General Sir Patrick Sanders took the salute as the Army paid tribute to The Queen and the Commonwealth in Her Platinum Jubilee Year.
Several thousand members of the public joined the Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace and the Head of the Army, for the memorable musical experience with the world-renowned Massed Bands of the Army’s Household Division.
Like the very best of the Army, this performance was a blend of the familiar and the new, youth and experience.
Familiar tunes were underpinned by messages that drew strength from the foundations of the past but looked forward to a new world, the world of Future Soldier, where respect for nature and ethical technological advancement could bring about a better, more secure environment for all.