Armed Forces and their significant role in State Visits

UK armed forces have taken part in the state visit hosting the President of South Africa. Understand the important role armed forces play with events such as state visits.

Troops from the Household Division ride ono horses as they travel down the Mall towards Buckinhgam Palace.
Household Division troops take part in the procession down the Mall as part of the state visit.

“A huge amount of work went into preparing for the visit and we are very proud to have supported such an important national and international occasion.” — Lt Col James Shaw, Brigade Major of The Household Division, British Army.

Gun salutes take place in Green Park and outside the Tower of London as part of the State Visit of the President of South Africa.
South African and British flag line the streets of the Mall.
South African and British flags line the streets of the Mall.

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