The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee at the end of the month was an opportunity for the ROG to show their gratitude to the Sovereign and to be presented their medals by Dr Jan Telensky, a friend of the Battalion.
Dr Telensky was given a tour of camp and soldiers of the ROG provided him with equipment demonstrations and briefings.
On parade the ROG were presented with their medals in front of their families and friends. In his speech Dr Telensky expressed his gratitude at being invited, his support for the Battalion and a few experiences of his own.
Exceptional drill and unusually fair weather provided a good spectacle for the crowd and the parade was followed by a family’s event and a chance to celebrate the day.
Reproduced with the kind permission of AKHBAR the 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment