Five members of the military fainted while on duty at the National Thanksgiving Service
Five members of the military fainted while on duty at the National Thanksgiving Service during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
It was a very warm and sunny day in London, with temperatures hovering at around 20C at the start of the service at 11 am.
Personnel from the Royal Air Force, Royal Marines, Household Cavalry and Coldstream Guards collapsed while stationed at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday morning.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman said: “During today’s Platinum Jubilee Service of Thanksgiving, we can confirm five military personnel fainted while on duty.
“The safety of our Armed Forces is our top priority. All five individuals received treatment at the scene and none were transferred to hospital.”