Image by Cpl Paul Morrison,
Image: (L-R) Trooper Lewis McCormick 19, from Oldham and LCpl Thomas Constant 24 from Bournemouth (previously served on Op Telic 10) of the King's Royal Hussars enjoy an impromptu Diamond Jubilee tea party.
Today, 31/05/2012, soldiers from the Kings Royal Hussars joined in the celebrations for the Queens Diamond Jubilee with a unique tea party of their own whilst serving in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
During a break from patrolling in their Mastiff armoured patrol vehicle Trooper McCormick and LCpl Constant made the time to break out some bunting sent from home by family and deck out their vehicle in the most patriotic of ways.
With the help of some tea and biscuits kindly donated to all Forces personell on Operations by Fortnum and Mason to mark the unique occasion of Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee and a tea-set liberated from their Commanders office for the day, the soldiers of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) took time to toast Her Majesty's tremendous achievement.
LCpl Constant said:
"The boss has got his tea set out here and has had merciless ribbing about it from the lads the whole tour. When the bunting and flags arrived in the post we felt it was too good an opportunity to miss to put it to good use"
Trooper McCormick added:
Everyone at home is busy celebrating the Diamond Jubilee and although we are a long way from home we still wanted to get involved."