HM The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the beacon at Windsor Castle to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday on Thursday April 21.
This will be followed by the lighting of a number of beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse. More than 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom to celebrate this landmark birthday of R.A.B.I’s patron.
The Army Cadet Force is taking special gas fuelled beacons to the top of the Four Highest Peaks in the UK:
- Ben Nevis – Scotland (1st Battalion Highlanders Army Cadet Force)
- Mount Snowdon – Wales (Clwyd and Gwynedd Army Cadet Force)
- Scafell Pike – England (Cumbria Army Cadet Force)
- Slieve Donard – Northern Ireland (2nd NI Battalion Army Cadet Force)
Bruno Peek, LVO, OBE, OPR, Pageantmaster, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons said: “It has been an enormous privilege to be able to organise this amazing community event to celebrate the 90th birthday of Her Majesty The Queen. I am delighted to see so many different organisations playing their part.”
The beacons on top of the Four Peaks will be lit at 19:15 with all other beacons being lit at 20:30 that evening.