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Commemoration of the Execution of Charles I

Our next event is the most prestigious in our calendar. 

By kind permission of the Royal Parks, the whole of the King’s Army, including the Marquess of Winchester’s Regiment, will muster on the Mall and march down to Horse Guards in funeral order to commemorate the execution, or murder, of King Charles I in January 1649. Once the Army is mustered on Horse Guards, there will be a short drumhead service and a small party will take a wreath onto Whitehall to the actual site of the execution outside the Banqueting House. 

This will be the 50th occasion when the King’s Army has held this commemoration on Horse Guards. Last year’s event had to be online only, due to the pandemic, but we are hopeful that we will be able to go ahead this year.


As well as the solemn aspects of the day, this is also a rare chance for the regiment to get together ‘out of season’. We last saw each other back in October and our next gathering will not be until March. 

If you are in the area, do come and have a look. If you are interested in what we do, would like to come along, or maybe book us, either the whole Society or just the regiment, please come and say hello.