RAF Get Ready For Royal Wedding

27 April 2011, 06:00

Members of the RAF, who'll be lining the streets between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey on the day of the Royal Wedding, have been practising their drill.

120 RAF personnel will join with members of the Army and Navy to line the route that newly wed Prince William and Kate Middleton will take after the ceremony. More than 1,000 military personnel and musicians will be taking part in total.

Half of the Air Force members have been training at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire, before they take part in early morning practise sessions in London later this week. 

The RAF team has been put together using volunteers who said they wanted to be involved in the occasion.

22-year-old Lauren Gibson from Corby is one of those who was selected.

"I feel quite honoured. I think I'll feel very honoured when we parade out there and we see all the crowds. Because the crowds really appreciate what the Royal Air Force - and the forces in general - do, so we get quite a lot of cheers, so it's good."

Ms Gibson told Heart her day job as an RAF Administrator is quite different to what she'll be doing on Friday:

"I've not done arms drill since September 2009, so it's quite difficult. The weight of the rifle is quite heavy. But I'll get used to it."