Members of F Company from 7 Rifles infantry regiment entered the Room bearing their regimental standard. Their uniformed delegation formed one side of a guard of honour, with Royal Naval Reserves from HMS President on the other.

The 7 Rifles regiment has a long standing connection with Lloyd’s. The regiment is the descendant of the Lloyd’s Platoon London Rifles that many Lloyd’s men joined in 1914-18.

Lloyd’s Chairman John Nelson led the wreath laying ceremony alongside The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alan Yarrow. They were followed by Mark Drummond Brady, the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Branch of the Royal British Legion, Alderman Charles Bowman of the Lime Street Ward, Major Peter Bull of F Company, 7 Rifles regiment and Captain Ian McNaught, Deputy Master of Trinity House.

Also in attendance were representatives of Chelsea Pensioners; War Widows Association and Frimley Park Military Hospital. The City of London Army Cadet Force was present to provide assistance to guests.