The Queen, throughout her glorious 70-year reign, has been an inspiration to all of those who have served in Her Army, across the world, in peace, on operations, and in war, and to those entrusted to guard Her Army’s history and traditions.
From her anointment as Our Queen, to her much-mourned death, all officers and soldiers of the British Army have served Her Majesty under an oath of faithful and willing allegiance. In return, Her Majesty has dedicated her own reign to serving Her Army with total dedication, courage and faith.
Our grief will be shared by hundreds of millions across our United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and the wider world. We are united in our gratitude for her steadfast leadership, and for her boundless patience, compassion and selfless service.
This is not just a loss for our Nation and the Commonwealth, but a personal loss for all members of the Royal Family, to whom we send our deepest condolences, holding them close in our thoughts and prayers.
Lieutenant General Sir Simon Mayall, KBE, CB
Chair of Council, National Army Museum