Last week end was a very exciting time for us. We went over to England to watch William at his passing in parade. This is where he changes his cap badge from The Harrogate Army Foundation college's own badge, to the one he will ware when he reaches his regiment.
It was a lovely day not only did we get to spend the whole day with William, including a presentation.We also looked around the college, including his room which he shares with 12 other people, but we spent the whole day with the Thuglets parent's.
We met them for breakfast first in Harrogate then they spent the day with us while watching William.
We were able to catch up with the Thuglets parents as we had not seen them in a while and ofcourse show off our very handsome son.
William march's onto the square in 27 platoon Alamien company.
After marching onto the square they all have to make sure they are in correct straight ranks.
Formed correct Ranks and waiting for the Commanding officer to arrive to start the parade.
This part of the parade is what all the hard work of the last 6 weeks has been about and now he is waiting for the command to take his berrie which holds the badge of the Harrogate Army Foundation College, which William has worn since arriving. We were all watching as he changed over cap badges and felt very proud.
Taking the berrie and Capbadge of the Harrogate Foundation college off and putting it in to his pocket.
Waiting for the command to put on new capbadge
Getting out the berrie.
Putting on the regimental cap badge that he will ware from now on this will show everyone that he is in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Enginerers.
New R.E.M.E cap badge replaced and looking so proud.
Being inspected after new cap badge.
Forming correct position in ranks.
Ready to march off square
At the end of the parade after marching off the square they marched back infront of us, to fall out.
It was such a brilliant day and we were able to bring William back with us for a weeks leave,which he definately deserves.
We were so proud of William and I'm sure Mr and Mrs Thuglets will agree he has grown into a very mature and Hardworking Man.