Three soldiers have been reported to have fallen down like flies while standing guard during the Queen’s Thanksgiving service today.
Accoriding to reports from local media outlets, the soldiers are believed to have fainted due to extreme weather conditions as the heat took over the city with a bang. And then the soldiers were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital to receive medical attention.
The UK is observing a four-day holiday in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations as many fans of the Royal family can be seen camping outside Buckingham Palace to get a glimpse of the Queen and other family members.
The temperatures are believed to be 20 degrees centigrade and considering the heat and heavy uniforms, not to mention the rigorous duty too, it was obvious why the soldiers were fainting.
One of the servicemen was believed to be from the Royal Air Force and he had to be immediately led away by two of his others so that he could recover.
Meanwhile, those soldiers on duty continued to remain calm and cool throughout the event, despite seeing their fellow members strike the ground. The country’s ministry of defense has reportedly spoken out in regards to the incident, confirming how a total of five soldiers had fainted.
All the men had hailed from various regiments and the Ministry confirmed how they were all assisted back to stand tall and proud on their feet, adding how the brave men were able to maintain their composure throughout the incident.
The news went viral on social media as did the footage with many commenting on how severe the weather conditions were to cause such an incident from taking place.
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