Platinum Jubilee

Sailors and Royal Marines make final preparations for Jubilee pageant

More than 200 members of the senior service are set to join others from the Armed Forces at an event to mark the Queen's 70-year reign.

Royal Navy sailors and Royal Marines have carried out their final rehearsals ahead of major celebrations at Buckingham Palace, marking the 70-year reign of Her Majesty The Queen.

More than 200 personnel, supported by the Royal Marines Corps of Drums, will march in London at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant alongside members of the Royal Air Force, British Army and military personnel from across the Commonwealth.

The event forms part of a broader programme involving members of the Armed Forces, including Trooping the Colour and a service of thanksgiving at St. Paul's Cathedral. 

In pictures: Sailors and Royal Marines make final preparations for Platinum Jubilee Pageant.