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Recently qualified British Army mounted musician Kendell Lewis from Redditch takes part Trooping the Colour parade

A REDDITCH woman has achieved her dream of becoming a mounted musician in the British Army- recently taking part the procession in the Trooping the Colour parade for the Queen’s 90th birthday. Kendell Lewis, aged 23, who joined the army four years ago and completed three years with the Band of the Grenadier Guards, finishing her training in May. On Saturday, June 11, her parents Scott and Edwina Lee of South Street, Smallwood, proudly watched Mrs Lewis in the Trooping the Colour ceremony.

Last month, to mark the end of her training, Mrs Lewis took part in a passing out parade and less than 24 hours later she joined her new husband, already a mounted musician, and performed in the first full scale public rehearsal for the Queen’s official birthday parade. Mrs Lewis has also performed at the annual remembrance celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall and theThe Cenotaph, Whitehall, and at royal garden parties. The course, which includes 16 weeks of intense horse training, is widely regarded as one of the hardest training courses in the British Army.

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