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King's Coronation, a personal perspective from Captain Jonathon Nice

Captain Jonathon Nice (Nash, 2011), of Queen’s Royal Hussars (QRH), marched in the procession of more than 5,000 military personnel that escorted Their Majesties from Saturday’s coronation service at Westminster Abbey back to Buckingham Palace.

Captain Nice (centre in photo above) took part in the large scale rehearsals that turned units’ drill practice into a glittering spectacle fit to mark the crowning of a new King and Queen.

“It’s been a huge privilege to be here, for two reasons: Firstly, King Charles was my inspecting officer when I passed out at Sandhurst, so the start of my career was forged with His Majesty stepping off from the parade square exactly where we’ve been rehearsing. Secondly, we’re currently deployed on operations in Estonia as part of NATO’s enhanced forward presence.

“So to have the opportunity to come back from an operation working overseas on behalf of His Majesty means a huge amount to myself and the Regiment.”

Captain Nice has been serving for nine years and commissioned as an officer in 2015. He is currently deployed on his second tour of Estonia.


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