BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South North Midlands/East West/South-West London/South
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: UK: England  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Education
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Friday, 5 July, 2002, 14:42 GMT 15:42 UK
In pictures: Veterans honour Queen
The Queen has reviewed a distinguished line-up of ex-servicemen in a unique and ceremonial parade outside Buckingham Palace for the Golden Jubilee.

The 300-strong display, together with three military bands, included the In-Pensioners from the Royal Chelsea Hospital and ceremonial bodyguards.

Chelsea Pensioners during the Royal Parade at Buckingham Palace
A royal smile for buggy-driven Chelsea Pensioners

Three cheers from the old soldiers of the Royal Hospital Chelsea
These Chelsea Pensioners gave a rousing cheer

The Queen presents the Sovereigns Mace (L), March past for Queen and Duke of Edinburgh (R)
Chelsea's Royal Hospital gets the Sovereign's Mace

Pomp and ceremony fit for a Queen
Sovereign's bodyguards were probably introduced by King Canute (1017-35)

The Queen reviews parade
Many in the ceremonial bodyguards are ex-servicemen

The Queen  watches the Sovereign's Mace being carried during Royal Parade
The Queen surveys a ceremonial walk-past

The Queen inspects Chelsea Pensioners
Chelsea Pensioners proudly stand to attention

Queen, beneath blue canopy, takes shelter as she watches the parade
The parade was the first of its kind for the Queen's Golden Jubilee

Key stories

Features

TALKING POINT

AUDIO VIDEO
Links to more England stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more England stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes