I attended The Colonel's Review, when HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel Welsh Guards, took the salute, on the morning of 6 June 2015.
We were sitting in the red stands on Horse Guards Parade, under some trees and had excellent view of the troops as they marched from The Mall on to the parade ground. For details of the event itself, have a look at this link The Household Division, Trooping the Colour
The stands were completely full, and atmosphere excited as we waited for the first troops to arrive, plus an eventual total of ten bands and corps of drums.
It was difficult to draw in my little sketch book, with my paint box and box of watercolour sticks and pens on hand, once the Colour was trooped. This means that as the Colour, held by a soldier, passes your stand, all have to stand up. And this happened over and over again, so I dropped quite a few bits and pieces of my sketching equipment!
|Trooping the Colour|
A SKETCH OF TROOPING THE COLOUR
This sketch shows the beginning of the ceremony, with slight alteration on my part to arrange the troops in a position where I could include them in the image.
On the left is the Memorial to the Guards , and the bosky trees of St James's Park are in the background.
Guard's Memorial information