The Naval Associations’ Biennial Parade will take place at the Cenotaph on Sunday, 10th September 2023, coinciding with the first anniversary of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Facilitated by the Royal Naval Association, it is an important opportunity for the Naval Community to join together and remember those we have lost.
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 sailors from both HMS COLLINGWOOD and SULTAN.
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 for a briefing at 10:25, the Standard Bearers Brief will take place a little earlier at 10:10. The parade is due to conclude at approximately 11:45 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.