The annual Belgian Parade took place on Saturday at the Cenotaph, London, attended by Belgium’s Ambassador to the UK, Mr. Bruno van der Pluijm, and Belgian military representative, Captain Renaud Flamant. Defence Minister (Min Lords ) Baroness Goldie DL, represented the UK Government and the British military were represented by Major General Duncan Capps, Commandant, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Each laid a wreath at the Cenotaph and the last post was played. Musical accompaniment was provided by the Band of the Scots Guards The Parade has taken place every year in London since 1934 on the Saturday preceding Belgian National Day and was born from the friendship between the British King George V and the Belgian King Albert. It is a symbol of the fraternity that existed between the British and Belgian soldiers during and after both world wars and confirms the close ties that continue to unite both countries today. At the service a tribute was paid to all those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms from both sides of the Channel.
Special Thanks to Photographer: Sgt Jim Wise RAF
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