A national memorial honouring 25 years of military and civilian service has been unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen in central London.
The monarch was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Rarely do you get so many members of the Royal family at one event, a reflection of their links with and respect for the Armed Forces.
Natasha Reneaux was in London to see the unveiling
The sculpture pays tribute to the contributions of all who served in the Gulf War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The memorial is the work of sculptor Paul Day, who also designed the Battle of Britain Monument nearby.
It commemorates the duty and service of those who put themselves in harm's way to protect the nation's interests, helped those in danger or worked to improve the lives of those in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan between 1990 and 2015.
Around 2,500 guests including veterans and their families, charity workers and civil servants were at the service.