Buckingham Palace Guard Duty - PARAPET II
International Operation Name: BUCKINGHAM PALACE GUARD DUTY
International Mission Name: BUCKINGHAM PALACE GUARD DUTY
Mandating Organization: Government of Canada
Region Name: Europe
Location: London, England
Mission Date: 26 August 2000 - 6 October 2000
Mandate: To conduct guard duties at Buckingham Palace and other venues in London
Narrative: In March 2000, following the success of Operation PARAPET, a further invitation was received to mount a Queen's Guard and to provide a Queen's Life Guard. This tasking was also named Operation PARAPET II. The 2nd Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment would provide the Queen's Guard and the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) (LDSH (RC)) would provide the Queen's Life Guard. The former would consist of about 96 individuals, including a colour party and a small music section, and would again mount guards at Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace and the Tower of London. The LDSH (RC) contingent would total 19 who would mount a Cavalry Guard. The contingent deployed on 28 August and returned on 6 October.
24 September 2000
After the Queen's change of the Guard ceremony, members of India Company of the 2nd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (2RCR) are walking from Buckingham Palace (Background) to Wellington Barracks.
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