The warmest day of the year was perfect for the Household Cavalry's 'warrior fitness' day held at Windsor's Combermere Barracks at St Leonard's Road on Wednesday.

A total of 36 soldiers from the Household Cavalry, the Coldstream Guards, the Welsh Guards, Royal Artillery and Royal Engineers sweated it out.

They were raising money for the Household Cavalry Foundation, a charity that supports serving men in the regiment and other military veterans.

Wednesday's event combined weightlifting with a wide range of other challenges designed to test the strength and military training of those taking part.

The competition involved dead lifting, weighted sled pushing, rowing, cycling, 450m sprints and body weight exercises.

Prizes were handed out by the current fifth UK Strongest Man Paul Benton who presented signed T-Shirts provided by some of the world's top strong man athletes.

There was one signed by Eddy Hall (the 2018 world's strongest man), one from Magus Ver Magnusson (four times world's strongest man winner) and one from Vytautas Lalas who is in the current world's strongest team.

The Household Cavalry was the ideal regiment to stage the event.

Its members have acted as the monarch’s trusted guardians for 300 years, as well as being the public face of the British Army both at home and abroad.

The regiment has earned a formidable reputation on the battlefield, having served in iconic conflicts from Waterloo to Afghanistan. At home, its duties have ranged from providing security for the 2012 Olympic Games in London to assisting flood victims.