Windsor braced for military parade and muster
A WASH of military pomp and ceremony will decorate the streets of Windsor as the eyes of the world turn to one of the biggest parades the country has ever hosted.
Thousands of spectators will line The Long Walk and fill the town centre as 2,500 service personnel from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force parade and muster in recognition of The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
Four Spitfires and a Lancaster Bomber will feature in a fly-past over Windsor Castle as part of a 78-strong air fleet.
Councillor David Burbage, leader of the Royal Borough Council, said: "It is set to be a great day for the town and to witness a parade on this scale will be an incredible spectacle."
The parade will begin at the Garrison Sports Ground in Windsor Great Park at 10.30am and will continue up The Long Walk, into the castle, re-emerging at the top of Castle Hill at around 11am, before marching down Thames Street and into Datchet Road, going back into the Castle at Town Gate.
The troops will muster in front of Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as 3,000 military personnel, their families and veterans.
Most council car parks will be open, but River Street, Romney Lock and King Edward VII Avenue will be closed.
The town centre roads will be closed from 9.30am-4pm and there will be temporary free parking in the Great Park review ground, off Sheet Street Road.