27 November 2017 - Navy Performs Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Historic First
Royal Navy steps in to perform Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Maryse Godden (The Times, 27/11/2017)
Royal Navy sailors performed the Changing of the Guard ceremony yesterday outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in its 357-year history.
Thousands of tourists gathered outside the palace gates in the crisp wintry weather as 86 sailors from 45 ships performed the routine following a month of practice.
The Changing of the Guard is traditionally carried out between Foot Guards from the Army’s Household Division regiments wearing their signature red tunics.
Thousands of tourists gathered outside the palace gates in crisp wintry weather on Sunday as 86 sailors from 45 ships performed the familiar ritual, typically carried out by regiments of the Army's Household Division.
Warrant Officer 1st Class Eddie Wearing said he was daunted but excited by the chance to take part in the ceremony, which dates back to 1660.
(BBC News, 26/11/2017)
Eighty-six sailors from 45 Royal Navy ships and establishments spent a month preparing ahead of the first ceremony on Sunday morning.
Warrant Officer Eddie Wearing said it was a "massive privilege".
Charles Moore (The Telegraph, 26/11/2017)
The Royal Navy changed the guard at Buckingham Palace on Sunday for the first time ever. No doubt the Queen will be loyally guarded by Jolly Jack (and Jill) Tars, who will be proud to do it. But is this is the best use of their skills? A sailor is trained to sail ships. A soldier is trained on his feet, with a rifle.
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