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Scots Guards Ready For Appointment With The Queen

Her Majesty will present new colours to both the 1st Battalion and F Company at Buckingham Palace next week.

The 1st Battalion Scots Guards have been making their final preparations ahead of the presentation of their new colours by the Queen.

Her Majesty will present them to both the 1st Battalion and F Company at Buckingham Palace next week.

Troops have been putting in the hours on drill practice, training and rehearsels at Mons Barracks for the past month, all to ensure the regiment are at their best when they are inspected by the Queen.

"It's a real honour to be doing it - it's a once in 20 years opportunity," says Platoon Commander, Lieutenant Ed Mills.

"It gives us an opportunity to remember all the battle honours we've had inscribed on our colours, and wade in a new time in the regiment's history."

In preparation, they have been inspected by the regimental Lieutenant Colonel, who was there to verify that they were ready for next week’s ceremony, where they will formally retire their current flag and be presented with a new one by the Queen.

The presentation of the regiment's new colours takes place on Thursday 18 May, at Buckingham Palace.

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