The Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen
Pictured is the Regimental Mascot of the Irish Guards, an Irish Wolfhound called Domhnall.
He leads the troops onto Horseguards Parade during the 2017 Queen's Birthday Parade as the Army celebrate the birthday of their Queen.
All the Royal Colonels accompanied Her Majesty on parade with The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, and The Princess Royal riding as part of the parade.
This year, the Colour being trooped in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen is that of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards, identified by the shamrock decorating the collars of their scarlet tunics and the distinctive blue plumes of St Patrick in their bearskin caps.
The Field Officer in Brigade Waiting, Lieutenant Colonel of the Irish Guards, will command the Parade from his horse Wellington. Before he marches his men off the square he will wish Her Majesty The happiest of birthdays from the officers and soldiers of the Household Division and The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
As well as the Irish Guards, there will be 242 Irish draught and cavalry horses on parade, and two English shire horses. Other units on parade will be Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards, 7 Company Coldstream Guards, F Company Scots Guards and The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment will provide the Sovereigns Escort with the Processional route on The Mall being street lined by the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards. Personnel from the 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums, 1st Battalion Irish Guards Drums and Pipes, 1st Battalion Irish Guards Corps of Drums, 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards Corps of Drums, and the Bands of The Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scots Guards, Irish Guards and the Welsh Guards, will play a programme of military and Irish themed music as if one
Tidal Thames Trials For DefenceOs New Maritime Testbed - Mon 5 Sep 2016
Pictured is HMS Archer shadowing a Bladerunner craft fitted with the MAST system.
The UKs Maritime Autonomy Surface Testbed (MAST), an unmanned surface vessel (USV) based on the innovative BLADERUNNER hull shape, has undergone trials in the Tidal Thames.
MAST is being developed by Portchester-based ASV Ltd, under research funding from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), providing a testbed to host a range of new technologies which allows the Ministry of Defence to test and evolve tactics for employing maritime autonomous systems.
The 32ft MAST is one of over 40 Autonomous Systems taking part in Unmanned Warrior 2016, off West Wales and NW Scotland and the Western Isles.
In conjunction with industry and international partners, the Royal Navy has created an exciting opportunity for engineers and scientists to demonstrate state of the art technology during Unmanned Warrior, the biggest event of its kind, and explore the ideas that will help shape the future of Naval Warfare for decades to come. It is linked with the regular Joint Warrior fleet Exercise and aims to test systems in an operational environment.
MAST is a unique UK designed and built craft capable of reaching high speeds on which high speed autonomy can be investigated. Various levels of autonomy include basic remote control up to autonomous navigation. The craft is designed to operate autonomously in an unmanned mode, sensing other vessels in the immediate vicinity and avoiding them in a safe manner. The avoidance algorithms are designed to comply with internationally mandated collision regulations. When operating on a busy waterway (such as the Thames), the craft is operated with a coxswain on board ready to take control.
It does not carry weapons, but is designed to explore autonomous capabilities and support non-lethal surveillance and reconnaissance roles