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Queen's Birthday Parade

Volume 172: debated on Tuesday 15 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many horses and riders were on the Queen's birthday parade in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement.

The number of military riders taking part in the Queen's birthday parade in 1987 and 1988 was 251; the number of military horses taking part in each of these years was 276. In 1989, the corresponding numbers were 247 personnel and 272 horses. This includes those riders and horses forming part of the royal procession which numbered 24 in 1987 and 1988 and 20 in 1989.