A speech by The Queen at the Armed Forces Muster, 2012
We are very proud of the selfless service, and sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families in recent years.
Chief of the Defence Staff;
I very much appreciate your kind words. It is a tradition of very long standing that the Sovereign, and members of the Royal Family, are intimately associated with the Armed Forces and have been proud to serve in all three services.
In addition we have special connections with particular commands of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines; Corps and Regiments of the Army, and Air Stations of the Royal Air Force. We greatly value these connections as it means we meet the wider family of wives and husbands of the currently serving men and women of the Armed Forces.
We are very proud of the selfless service, and sacrifices made by servicemen and women and their families in recent years. It is very gratifying to celebrate and take pride in successful achievements, but the real test of character is the ability to maintain morale and a positive spirit in bad times as well as when things are going well.
It is a great pleasure to see representatives of the three Armed Services here today, and it also gives me the opportunity to send greetings and best wishes to their families and friends, and to all those members of the Armed Services who cannot be here today.
A message from Her Majesty The Queen on the 75th anniversary of VJ day
May the memory of their sacrifice and bravery remain with us always.
The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings
The Queen's speech at the commissioning ceremony of HMS Queen Elizabeth
HMS Queen Elizabeth embodies the best of British technology and innovation – a true flagship for the 21st century
Prince Harry delivers a message from The Queen at RAF Honnington
The presentation of Colours is an opportunity to recognise historic achievements and to look forward to the future with confidence; a confidence built upon the dedication of...
The Queen addresses The Royal Lancers at Windsor Castle
You have established yourselves as a unified Regiment and a force without match
The Queen's Response to the Chief Engineer, on the Corps of Royal Engineers 300th anniversary
I would wish all Sappers, wherever they may be, every success and good fortune in the future
A speech by The Queen at the Royal Artillery Tercentenary Parade on 26th May, 2016
The Royal Regiment of Artillery has since 1716 proudly served the Nation all over the World and I wish all Gunners every success and good fortune in the future
The Queen's message marking Prince Harry's secondment to the Australian Diggers
The Queen and members of the Royal Family will attend a Service of Thanksgiving
A speech by The Queen to the Welsh Guards
No hundredth birthday greeting will give greater pleasure to deliver than the one I give to you, along with these New Colours today.
A speech by The Queen at Rosyth Dockyard
I name this ship QUEEN ELIZABETH. May God bless her and all who sail in her.
A speech by The Queen at the Grenadier Guards Garden Party
The Regimental Association is the very embodiment of the Regimental Family and I trust that it will thrive equally well over the next century too!
A speech by The Queen to the Coldstream Guards, 2012
You are worthy successors to those soldiers of General Monck’s Regiment of Foot, who, in 1660, marched from Coldstream to restore law and order in the Capital.
A speech by The Queen at the Presentation of Colours, Royal Military College of Australia
The presentation of Colours is a special opportunity to recognise the past achievements, to give thanks for commitment and loyalty today, and to express confidence in the...
A speech by The Queen to the Royal Regiment of Scotland, 2011
A fresh chapter has now opened with this presentation of new Colours to six of the seven battalions of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.
A speech by The Queen to 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, 2010
The Colours, that I am presenting to you this morning, represent the spirit of the Regiment, past and present.
The Queen's broadcast to the Armed Forces, 1 July 2009
I greatly hope that the Elizabeth Cross will give further meaning to the nation’s debt of gratitude to the families and loved ones of those who have died in the service of our...
A speech by The Queen on the 500th anniversary of Gentlemen at Arms
Your service to the Crown continues in a distinctive way and reinforces the very best values of those who came before you.
A speech by The Queen at RAF Cranwell, 2009
You can be justly proud of your achievements, as – I am sure – are your families and friends.
A speech by The Queen to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, 2009
You have the greatest cause to be proud of your achievements.