Guard of Honour for Kenyan Cabinet Secretary for Defence

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Image of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards providing a Guard of Honour on Horse Guards Parade for His Excellency Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Defence of Kenya. Photographer: Sgt Jimmy Wise RAF - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

His Excellency Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Defence of Kenya, visited the Ministry of Defence on Monday as a guest of the Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace.

The 1st Battalion Irish Guards and the Band of the Coldstream Guards provided an immaculate Guard of Honour on Horse Guards Parade for the visit of His Excellency Wamalwa.

Kenya is the UK’s closest defence partner in East Africa, with UK and Kenyan Forces working closely and training together at the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK).

Image of His Excellency Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Defence of Kenya, seen here with Secretary of State for Defence The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP at Horse Guards Parade in London. Photographer: Sgt Jimmy Wise – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Mr. Wamalwa is the guest of the Secretary of State for UK Defence, Ben Wallace and the two Defence Secretaries held talks on bilateral cooperation and partnership on defence matters between our two countries.

The Captain of the Guard invited Eugene Wamalwa to inspect the Guard of Honour and the Band of the Coldstream Guards performed an impressive programme of music.

Framed by No 10 Downing St, the Scottish Office, The Old Admiralty and St James’s Park, Horse Guards Parade is at the heart of Whitehall and is the official entrance to all the Royal Palaces.

Just two and a half weeks ago these same soldiers were trooping their Colour (parading with their exquisitely embroidered regimental flag) on this same auspicious parade ground for the Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Image of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards providing a Guard of Honour on Horse Guards Parade for His Excellency Eugene Wamalwa, Cabinet Secretary for Defence of Kenya. Photographer: Sgt Jimmy Wise – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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