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King guest of honour at British military parade

May 11,2014 - Last updated at May 11,2014

AMMAN — His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday attended the 9th Combined Cavalry Memorial Parade as a guest of honour. 

The parade, held in the UK with the participation of senior British military figures, included military exercises, awards and decorations of armoured regiments’ servicemen, according to a Royal Court statement. 

The armoured battalion includes the Light Dragoons, in which the King had served in a leading post while receiving his military training after graduating from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.   

The Light Dragoons is considered the oldest and most important battalion of the UK army. 

The event included a lunch banquet held in honour of the King with the participation of more than 200 military officers and guests, said the statement. 

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