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His Majesty King Charles III presents new Colour to Royal Air Force

This morning, His Majesty King Charles III presented the Royal Air Force with a new Colour at Buckingham Palace.

The Colour was one of four military emblems that have been specially produced for His Majesty’s Coronation owing to their special relevance to the Sovereign.

The RAF King’s Colour Squadron paraded into Buckingham Palace where the Colour was consecrated by an Armed Forces chaplain and presented by The King. Emblems for the Royal Navy; the Life Guards of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment and the King’s Company of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards were also consecrated.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace and the Chiefs of each service attended the parade, with the Chief of the Defence Staff, Admiral Sir Tony Radakin, charged with escorting The King to the front of the parade before a Royal Salute was given and the National Anthem was played.

The Colour for the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom was replaced on change of Sovereign, and ensures parity across all three Services on the Coronation Parade.