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31st January 2016, Commemoration of the Execution of Charles Ist

By kind permission of the Royal Parks Department, the King’s Army Annual March and Parade will again follow the route taken by Charles I from St James Palace on the Mall to the place of his untimely death at the Banqueting House in Whitehall, London. This event is an established part of the London calendar and has followed a similar format now for forty years. The parade assembles from 11am outside St James Palace on The Mall and marches to form up on Horse Guards Parade,  a considerable privilege for an organisation such as ourselves, from where a wreath is carried across Whitehall and placed at the execution site. A short service follows and awards and commissions are conferred on deserving members of the King’s Army.

We are grateful for the assistance of members of the Roundhead Association who act as stewards at the event.

Timings

10:30-11:00am -The Army will assemble by Regiment in The Mall as directed by Staff

11:55am The Royal Standard will be saluted and the March to Whitehall via Horse Guards Parade will commence.

12:30 The Army will form up in Horse Guards Parade and the Service and Ceremony will commence.

13:00 The Army will re-form and start the Return March.

1:30 The Army will form up at the starting point, the Royal Standard will be saluted again and the King’s Army will then wait to be formally dismissed.

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