08:34AM, Friday 17 February 2012
An armed forces tribute will be paid to the Queen in Windsor to mark her diamond jubilee.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) revealed plans on Wednesday for all three services to pay homage to her majesty in a parade and muster on Saturday, May 19.
The massive spectacle will see nearly 2,500 troops honour the head of state's 60 year reign and will be the second celebratory event she will attend in the town.
The tribute will see members of the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force parade through Windsor Castle and town before The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
They will then muster in the castle's grounds before more than 3,000 armed forces personnel, their families, and veterans.
A tri-service fly-past of present and historic aircraft will finish celebrations off.
It will be the first time all three services have visited the Queen for a dedicated event and will be screened live on the BBC.
The custom of the armed forces paying tribute to the monarch during a jubilee year is a long established tradition.
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