King’s Troop Annual Inspection moves from Regent’s Park to Charlton Park

King's Troop rehearsal - pic by Rob Powell
King's Troop rehearsal - pic by Rob Powell
King's Troop rehearsal - pic by Rob Powell

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery will receive their Annual Inspection in Charlton on Tuesday morning. Rob Powell, who took the photos above, explains more.

In previous years the event has taken place in Regent’s Park, close to their previous St John’s Wood home, but this year’s inspection will take place in Charlton Park,  a stone’s throw from the base in Woolwich they moved to in February 2012.

They have been using a section of the park close to Cemetery Lane for practice since London 2012 took over parts of Woolwich Common, although a notice on Greenwich Council’s website continues to say they’d be using Charlton Park only up until the summer of 2014.

Two rehearsals of the Troop’s famous Musical Drive took place in the park last week, with the Royal Artillery Band returning to Greenwich borough after their 200-year association with Woolwich ended last February.

Unless the arrival of a new royal baby requires the King’s Troop RHA to be peforming a gun salute elsewhere, the Annual Inspection will take place on Tuesday morning at 10am.