WATCH: The Royal Navy's 'Arduous' Training Before Cenotaph Parade
Military personnel in Portsmouth have been rehearsing hard ahead of the big day.
The Remembrance Sunday parade past the Cenotaph is one of the most important events in the military calendar. In preparation for the big day, military personnel in Portsmouth have been rehearsing hard.
“This morning we’ve been doing box drills and we’ve been marching around with the Royal Marines band, just to get a feel on the day of what we’re going to be doing,” Leading Regulator Faye Mason of the Royal Navy police told Forces News.
Come Sunday, each and every person is expected to know the choreography and their exact positioning – all of which takes hours of practise.
“It’s a lot of drill practise,” admitted Aircraft Engineer and Technician Kurt Nessworthy.
“You’re in and out practising eight hours a day, stood still for two hours a day. It’s a lot of work but worth it.”
The Royal Navy, Royal Marines, RFA, Royal Naval Nursing Service and Coastguard are all involved, meaning the Senior Service will be well represented.
In total three weeks have been set aside to make sure every last detail is perfect, but the biggest challenge is not the marching.