Woolwich King's Troop on fancy dress Christmas Eve parade

News Shopper: The troop hit Blackheath (pic by Kevin Bonavia) The troop hit Blackheath (pic by Kevin Bonavia)

WOOLWICH'S King's Troop went on a ride with a difference this morning - dressed as presents, elves and escorting Father Christmas through the area.

News Shopper: The Troop in Charlton (pic by Chris Tremayne)

Christmas Eve saw the festive troop spotted at places including Blackheath and Charlton.

News Shopper: The King's Troop dressed in festive fancy dress this morning (pic by King's Troop)

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery moved from St John’s Wood last year to a £16m bespoke building called Napier Lines at Woolwich Barracks.

News Shopper: The King's Troop dressed in festive fancy dress this morning (pic by King's Troop)

Known as 'The Troop', they consist of seven officers, 164 soldiers and 109 horses, and pull the First World War 'thirteen pounder' state saluting guns.

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5:20pm Tue 24 Dec 13

Bob Downondiss says...

How very festive for us.
How very festive for us. Bob Downondiss

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