Monday, 28 April 2008

Royals lead Nation's salute

According to a report in today’s Telegraph, The Queen and the Prince of Wales are anxious about the number of servicemen returning from the two theatres of war who end up homeless, sleeping rough or struggling to find work.

Back in October Prince Charles organised his own personal medal ceremony for soldiers of the Territorial 51st Highlanders who had just returned from Iraq and privately expressed his dismay at the lack of recognition for their efforts.

During May the Royal Family will be leading the public's expression of pride in Britain's Armed Forces and appreciation of the work they are doing.

On 8th to 10th of May The Queen is "hosting" the Windsor Castle Military Tattoo – A Hero’s Welcome which will be celebrating the heroic efforts and sacrifice of Britain’s soldiers.

Princes William and Harry will be hosting the City Salute on May 7th which will be the City of London's way of saying thank you to British troops for the sacrifices they make on our behalf and to celebrate their courage, modesty, toughness and humour.

The very direct and public involvement of the Royals will bring further pressure on the Government to treat the Armed Forces honourably.

Link> The Telegraph: Queen leads support for injured troops
Link> The Mail: Red faces at the MoD as Charles wades into treatment of troops row
Link> AV: Windsor Military Tattoo – A Hero’s Welcome
Link> AV: City Salute sunset pageant