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HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place on 2 June 2022.

It is with great pride that the Royal British Legion has been able to offer members of the Armed Forces community (serving, ex-serving and their families) the opportunity to be part of Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the heart of London.

Trooping the Colour will take place on Thursday 2 June 2022 and, for this Platinum Jubilee year, there will be grandstand seating outside Buckingham Palace, exclusively for the use of the Armed Forces community.  

Registration has now closed. Thank you to everyone taking part. RBL will run a ballot for all those veterans who have served the Crown. 

Tickets for currently serving personnel will be available via Tickets for Troops

From the grandstand you will be able to watch the troops as they transit to and from Horse Guards Parade, and view the Royal Procession as it passes by on its journey from Buckingham Palace to the parade ground.

During the ceremony itself, you will be able to watch the parade on Horse Guards via big screens, set up around the Queen Victoria Memorial. Once the parade has ended, you will be in prime position to see the return of the Royal Procession to Buckingham Palace and the Royal Family’s balcony appearance.  

Key information 

  • Gates will open at 8am and guests must be seated no later than 9.15am 
  • Guests are required to remain seated until around 1pm 
  • There is limited accessible seating within the grandstand areas, and most seating is accessed by steps 
  • We expect progress from the event area to be slow, due to high numbers of visitors in London also wanting to be part of this special occasion 
  • There will be toilet facilities and some refreshments provided   
  • Please note the seating areas are not covered, but ponchos and bottled water will be available in case of inclement weather 
  • For any other queries, please contact commemorative.events@britishlegion.org.uk

Frequently asked questions

What’s the event?

The Royal British Legion is delighted to invite members of the Armed Forces community (serving, ex-serving and their families) to take the opportunity to witness part of the Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in the heart of London. 

What is the date of the commemoration?

Thursday 2 June 2022.

What is the application process? 

The RBL will run a ballot for all those veterans who have served the Crown.

If you are a veteran and would like the chance to take a place in this historic event, please complete the form below and register your details by 13 April 2022.  Those who have been successful will be notified by email no later than 22 April 2022. Tickets for currently serving personnel will be available via Ticket for Troops. 

https://forms.office.com/r/tBLq7PexsQ

What is the eligibility criteria for the veterans ballot? 

1. You must be ex-service military from the UK and Commonwealth that has served the Crown.

2. You can apply for a maximum of 2 tickets. You will be asked for the details of your plus one in the next stage, if you are successful in the ballot.

3. If you are successful, tickets are non transferable. 

4. Only those who are successful in the ballot will be contacted in the next stage. If you have not been contacted by 22nd April, please assume you have not been successful. 

What is the itinerary? 

Gates will open at 8.30am and guests must be seated no later than 9.45am.  You will be required to remain seated until around 1pm.

We expect exit from the event area to be slow, due to high numbers of visitors in London also wanting to be part of this special occasion. 

Who can accompany me? 

Veterans may apply for a total of two tickets, which will permit them to attend with one guest. 

Can additional family members travel with me? 

Spaces in the grandstand are available only to a veteran plus companion. However, additional family members can make their own independent travel to London if they wish to. If there are any public events that family members can participate in, we will ensure that details are made available .

How will I get to London? 

All attendees will need to make their own travel arrangements.

Accessibility and Wheelchairs

There is limited accessible seating within the grandstand areas, and most seating is accessed by steps.

Any participant requiring a wheelchair will need to bring this with them as we have none available.

Refreshments 

Tea and coffee will be available, we will also provide a (cold) packed lunch.

Bags

Small bags are permitted and will need to be stored under your seat, no bag storage is available. Bag searches will also be taking place.

Is there a dress code?

Please dress comfortably and weather appropriate.

What is in place if there is bad weather?

The seating areas are not covered, but ponchos and bottled water will be available in case of inclement weather.
 

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