It hasn’t been a simple process however they have been ready, with the members leaping on one of many first flights to London after listening to of the Monarch’s demise final week.
Australian Military Brigadier Mick Garraway will likely be amongst these marching alongside Australian, Canadian and New Zealand defence pressure members.
“It is a super alternative and it is a fantastic privilege for us to be concerned on this historic occasion,” he informed Immediately.
“Issues occurred fairly shortly.
“Most of us obtained the phrase final Friday and gathered in Sydney after which flew by way of over right here to London. And there is been a variety of rehearsals.”
The rehearsal began inside 24 hours of personnel arriving, together with a 2am before-dawn gown rehearsal at Wellington Barracks close to Buckingham Palace.
“Basically we now have been rehearsing the parade itself after hours right here in London, due to the requirement to shut streets,” Garraway stated.
“There has additionally been rehearsals on a close-by military base. The troops have been working exhausting to organize themselves for a mode of a drill and elegance of marching which we do not usually do in Australia.
“The troops have been working actually exhausting.”
These marching embody personnel from the Royal Australian Engineers, the Royal Australian Infantry, the Royal Australian Military Ordnance Corps and the Royal Australian Military Nursing Corps.
“They’ve been trying ahead to representing their nation on this historic occasion,” Garraway stated.
“Collectively on this surroundings, for many people after we deploy in operations we’re usually away with the Brits, the Canadians and the Kiwis, so it is nice to get collectively in that Commonwealth group and be a part of one thing historic.”
The Queen’s funeral will start at 8pm (AEST) on Monday at Westminster Abbey in London.
After the funeral, the coffin will journey in procession to Wellington Arch after which on to Windsor the place the Queen will likely be laid to relaxation subsequent to her husband, Prince Philip.