The King of Jordan and the soldiers from Amble
Ruth and I travelled to London to take part in the 90th Annual Cavalry Memorial Parade in Hyde Park. Approximately 2,000 cavalry veterans and the serving regiments took part. The salute was taken by HRH the King of Jordan. Taking part in this parade was an experience and an honour.
After the parade and service Ruth, I and a small group of veterans and their ladies from the Light Dragoons Association were invited for drinks at the Dorchester Hotel to meet His Royal Highness King Abdullah II of Jordan, the Colonel in Chief of The Light Dragoons. The King had served as a Lieutenant in the 13/18th Hussars.
We were served drinks in groups of six and were presented to His Royal Highness for a short informal chat. A very enjoyable, memorable and once in a lifetime experience for Ruth and me. It was an honour to meet such an approachable and friendly gentleman, who made us all feel at ease – a veteran amongst veterans.
Peter Proctor Cannon