I don't think it’ll ever...
I don't think it’ll ever fully sink in.
I'll always know that I carried
Her Majesty the Queen when she died.
But it's so I've said to
several people when the day you test
training, the day that I passed training flight
I never thought I'd be selected
to carry The Queen when she died.
And I think that's that's the thing
forever, because it's one
you’ll not carry The Queen it’ll be someone else
and I was that someone else
And I said, now it'll
obviously live forever
with me, with my children
If I’m honest I think we executed it perfectly.
I think it just goes to show you how
sets you up for success.
Yeah, we, you know, we, we train so often
that it was just a case
So for us, it was just, you know,
just doing our doing our job,
We were called the A-Team at one point, so
there's other lads who, as I said,
they've been there longer than some of
And you know, you get the odd “Are we allowed to sit and talk to you?” or
“Are we allowed to sit and have lunch with you?”
You know, we're not good enough for you
it's all in jest.
It's all it's all good fun.
And I think they're just
And they and they know
It just would have been their face
I haven’t actually had time to sit down
And I still haven't, um, I haven't spoke
I mean, they were immensely proud, sure,
But not to echo myself,
And that's not in a horrible,
It's just. Just the way you train.
I’ll never forget when she drove past on the pan
and that's when it sort of sunk in
Um, but not to echo or reiterate myself,
The professional side really does kick in.
And then I just remember marching over,
forming up, taking her out the hearse,
and then the rest is kind of
I just just a blur
It's still pretty surreal.
So even my mood doing the job,
The pressure never really hit me
It didn't like,
the pressure wasn’t there
There was no room for mistake.
But then even I've still got some photos
printed off and put up on my wall.
And then every now and again I'll look
But you have to remind yourself
that was and to be a part of it.