Saturday, June 4, 2022

The Guards Turn Out for the Queen’s Jubilee


The Guards lead the parade, carrying the colours.

Congratulations to Great Britain for its celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign on the throne of the United Kingdom. Regardless of whether one is a monarchist or a republican, you have to admit that the British know how to do pomp and pageantry like no other country. I had wanted to watch the Trooping of the Colours on live TV, but I forgot about it and missed seeing the event. I can probably watch it on You Tube.

So in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee, I had all of my William Britain’s Household Troops turn out on the parade ground on our kitchen table and stage a celebratory parade. The toy soldiers don’t get out of storage very often so they were appreciative of the opportunity to get onto the parade ground.

The figures in these photos are William Britain’s hollow cast toy soldiers that I have saved from my childhood days.

Next comes the band of the Grenadier Guards.

The Greys and the rest of the Household cavalry follow the foot troops (for obvious reasons).

The entire cavalry contingent in my collection.

The mounted band of the Greys.

The Life Guards bring up the rear of the parade.

Here are some more random pictures that I took today.

Bella, our Golden Retriever, seems nonplussed by what is going on above.

All of this reminds me of when I was a little boy and I would set up my Britain’s figures on the floor to have battles and victory parades. Ah yes, I remember it well.


  1. A wonderful collection and a great tribute to the Queen and your childhood parades. I wish I had used a table for my Jubilee Parade, it got squashed onto a mantelpiece!

  2. That is a fabulous collection of Britain's guards figures. I'm sure Her Majesty would be very impressed!