Catterick Garrison-based troops to attend Queen’s funeral

Troops take part in rehearsals ahead of the funeral. Photo: Cpl Simon Lucas RLC / MOD Crown Copyright.

Military personnel from Catterick Garrison are to attend the funeral of Her Majesty, the Queen.

Soldiers from five different units based at the garrison will travel to London for the state funeral.

These include members of the Royal Lancers, The 4th Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland, The 1st Battalion, The Scots Guards, 5th Regiment Royal Artillery and the British Army Band Catterick.

This week, the units have been taking part in rehearsals at Longmoor Camp, Hampshire, before they travel to London.

On Wednesday, the Queen’s coffin was borne in procession on a gun carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

With the gun carriage in position, the Major General Commanding the Household Division, Major General Chris Ghika, and his staff took their positions in front of the carriage.

Among those staff was Captain Jamie Roy of the Irish Guards, who is the Aide-de-Camp to Major General Christopher Ghika.

He has been in his current role since January of this year, but prior to that he was a platoon commander at the Infantry Training Centre in Catterick.