THE Royal Navy marched into parliament where the prime minister thanked them for their dedication to global operations.
The event saw 175 personnel, including the Royal Marines Band of HMS Collingwood in Fareham, march from Horse Guards Parade through the streets of London to the Houses of Parliament.
They were welcomed by David Cameron and the chair of the all party parliamentary group for the armed forces, James Gray MP.
The prime minister said: ‘The Royal Navy represents the very best values in our society. I would like to thank you for all you do to protect the interests of the UK, your service in Afghanistan over the last 13 years, your counter piracy work off the coast of East Africa and in all other operations across the world.’