Join us for a unique travel experience when The Forge goes to London. A significant part of the tour will be attending Queen Elizabeth’s Birthday celebration and parade on 12 June. We are fortunate to have Garrison Sergeant Major (GSM ) Mott (Billy) as our guide. He has served 37 years in The British Army (Welsh Guards) and as GSM) has been involved in many events and ceremonies involving the Queen and Royal Family. With his involvement we will experience a number of events (Beating Retreat, Ceremony of the Keys, Queen’s Birthday Parade, Windsor Castle and the Garter Ceremony) from an insider’s perspective, with some behind the scenes details.
In addition to the Royal ceremonies the tour will explore the seat of the British government with a visit to Westminster and the House of Commons & Lords. Learn the history of Great Britain’s stand ALONE against the Germany and Hitler’s onslaught during the early years of WW II. Both a visit to Churchill’s War Rooms and the Imperial War Museum will enhance the learning experience. From the perspective of learning about the history of and experiencing the traditions and ceremonies of the Royal family, as well as British culture and the sights of London, this is the tour you want to join.