Friday 6th May 2023 will long live in the memory of everyone within the UK and in one particular Reservist from the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers (Militia). That Militia woman is Sapper Jennifer Hudson who had the honour of supporting the King Coronation procession as part of the Corps of Royal Engineers contribution to the overall marching contingent from the British Army.
Selected from a number of hopefuls from within the Regiment Sapper Hudson travelled to 1 RSME Regt, Brompton Barrack in Chatham, “the home of the Corps of Royal Engineers” where she joined other members from the Corps who had also been handpicked for this special occasion. Over the next 2 weeks, Sapper Hudson was put through her paces carrying out numerous dress rehearsals as well as endless marching parades with particular emphasis being put on rifle drill movements which needed to be perfect.
All the hard work paid off and thankfully the parade and ceremony on the day was executed with perfection. Sapper Hudson comes away with many fond memories of the day of which only a few can say they were really there and experienced. For all her hard work and effort she will be given the Kings Coronation medal alongside all the other service men and women who took part in this special ceremony. A job very well done Sapper Hudson.