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Posted on Thursday 17th May

Thousands people are expected to gather in Windsor this weekend, when almost 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, Army and the Royal Air Force are due to take part in a celebration parade in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh. They will then muster in the Castle grounds for a unique event before an audience of more than 3,000 Armed Forces personnel, their families, and veterans. An impressive, tri-Service flypast of current and historic aircraft will conclude the celebrations.

Around 80 aircraft will take part in the fly-past, and fighter jets, including RAF Tucanos and Hawk, were seen rehearsing for the event on Tuesday, in the skies over Anglesey.

The custom of the Armed Forces paying tribute to the Monarch during a Jubilee year is an established tradition.

Chief of Defence Staff General Sir David Richards said:

'The Parade and Muster will truly be a day to remember. It is an opportunity to highlight the unique relationship The Queen has with the men and women of the Armed Forces and of the role she fills in our lives.'

The parade will start in Windsor Great Park just after 10.30am and march to the castle along the Long Walk. It will re-emerge at the top of Castle Hill at around 11am and move down Castle Hill, Thames Street and Datchet Road to re-enter the castle at Town Gate.

For members of the public wishing to view the event, a good viewing point will be on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle. The parade and muster will be broadcast live by the BBC on two big screens. Members of the public are advised to use public transport where possible during the day.

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