§ 22. Mr. Cyril D. Townsend
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many regular soldiers in Greater London and at Windsor are required on an average day to carry out ceremonial duties as sentries; and how many such sentries are posted in each location.
On average, there is a total of 82 regular Service men carrying out ceremonial guard duties in London at Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace, Horseguards and the Tower of London. At Windsor, the ceremonial guard comprises 27 Service men.