The Naval Associations’ Biennial Parade will take place at the Cenotaph on Sunday, 10th September 2023, falling shortly after the first anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Facilitated by the Royal Naval Association, it is an important opportunity for the Naval Community to join together in celebration and commemoration.
In recent years, the Parade has been expanded to the wider naval community and its associations including platoons from the Association of Wrens, Association of Royal Yachtsmen, Submariners Association and the Merchant Navy Association. Shipmates will be marching alongside serving sailors from the Portsmouth area.
Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Martin Connell CBE, will be taking the salute with the Royal Naval Volunteer Band Association providing music and the Chaplain of the Fleet, the Venerable Andrew Hillier KHC, conducting the service.
Shipmates wishing to take part should be in King Charles Street ready for a briefing no later than 1025, the Standard Bearers Brief will take place a littler earlier at 1010. The parade is due to conclude at approximately 1145 with attendees retiring to the Civil Service Club, in Great Scotland Yard for refreshments and to enable serving and veteran personnel from across the Naval Service to gather together.
If you are an RNA Member and would like to march we recommend informing your branch. If you are part of a different Naval association and would like to march, please could your association register by emailing [email protected] If you have any questions please email [email protected]