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Regimental Band of The Irish Guards
Shortly before 5 pm dressed in their famous scarlet uniforms and wearing their bearskin caps the regimental band marched on to the designated parade area. They gave a stunning display of different formations whilst in marching formation playing a selection of stirring traditional military marching tunes, and the music compositions which represent the various branches of the combined armed forces, finishing with the ceremony of Beating Retreat to mark the close of day.
By 5:30 pm, we made our way back through the Palace to the outer forecourt gates leading to the Mall. Back to normality, our memorable afternoon was at a close.
The Differences Medals rather than Titles
The clearly obvious difference between these awards must be emphasised, of the numerous awards given annually known as titles under the entirely different honours orchestrated system which are obtained mainly through governmental influence, such are in the majority of cases given out rather like lollipops.
The recipients often having done little or nothing which really could be regarded as creditably note worthy although there may be a small minority of exceptions, generally these titles lack credence commanding very little or no respect whatsoever.
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