I can honestly
and I don't want to say I blanked anything out.
But it's one of those occasions
you pinpoint the real
that are kind of stopped you in your tracks
and everything else
But I just remember, I remember waking up
and my daughter at home
from the wife and her saying,
I hope it goes well”
And she said, I message your dad and told
And I think that kind of hit home
I think until that point I thought,
just us we’ll do the job
But it was only until that point and I
Is going to be
millions of people watching worldwide,
And it was a bit of a, you know,
That didn't sink in again.
Still hasn’t sunk in.
But I remember being on the on the pan
and then the hearse coming by
with Her Late Majesty in,
And then that's kind of
I could say that went through my head at
that moment and time was probably pride
But then you engage the
so you block out the pressure
and the pride and you put it down
And that sounds very mundane,
if you took the pressure
I don't think it would have been executed
We marched towards the hearse
we kind of
with the doors open
and I was from left,
And that's when for a split
And then as soon as I grabbed
the coffin, which is obviously heavier
I kind of snapped back
This is, you know,
And that's all that matters basically
Think about what I'm doing.
We know we know what we're doing.
But for us that a million times.
So let's just keep just sort of if you
You just kind of
Once the lads bought the coffin in we had
making sure that the the Royal Standard
as it was being fed on
And then when it's one of
lift it up the standard feed the straps through
One of the things I do remember,
how loud the C-17 doors were
And it wasn't something
I've been on C-17 before, but
those are the things
But I think because of how quiet
and all you could hear
You couldn't hear anything
all the other flights had been grounded.
There were no movements around.
Everyone was just stood
It was only 50% of the job
So it wasn't.
We had a 55 minute flight time,
They you know, get you get game face on,
for the next part of this
the world's media
So it's a case of
the final details are spot on
a ceremony was conducted
from from the Standard of Scotland
And that's the time then where
we supported that and ensure
And I think again, at the time,
sort of thought through the
the impacts or the magnitude
of the of the occasion,
almost 5 minutes with Her Late Majesty,
And it was nice to be able to
pay my respects.