To honour the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee the Armed Forces are mounting a special Parade and Muster on Saturday 19 May in Windsor.

This spectacular event will involve close to 2,500 troops from the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force who will parade through Windsor Castle and town before Her Majesty and The Duke of Edinburgh.

The Muster will also involve a special fly past from more than 80 aircraft including the Red Arrows and Battle of Britain planes.

This unique occasion is the first time all three Services have visited The Queen for a dedicated event and is to be broadcast live by the BBC.

For those wanting to watch the Muster, it is advisable to plan your travel in advance, give plenty of time for your journey, arrive early and if possible use public transport to reach Windsor as there will be temporary road closures and potential delays.

Procession routes and times

The parade starts just after 10.30 in Windsor Great Park. From here the parade marches to the castle along the Long Walk, re-emerging at the top of Castle Hill at around 11am and moving down Castle Hill, Thames Street and Datchet Road to re-enter the castle at Town Gate.

Where to watch

The best place to view the parade is the Long Walk at Windsor Castle.

There will also be two big screens at the Long Walk (between the Park Street and Brook Street entrances) where you will be able to watch the live BBC broadcast.

Refreshments and public toilets are available at the event.

Viewing areas for people with disabilities will be at Datchet Road and the Long Walk.

Road closures for Saturday 19 May

Roads in and around the town centre close at 9.30am. These include – Sheet Street, Park Street, High Street, Thames Street, Castle Hill, St Albans Street, all streets in the Guildhall area, Peascod Street, River Street, Victoria Street, Windsor Road, King Edward VII Avenue, Datchet Road, Thames Avenue, Barry Avenue and Goswell Road (roundabout with Charles Street and Arthur Road).

Diversion signs will be displayed on all approach roads and police will be on patrol to help drivers where needed.

Most roads are likely to be open again by 12noon EXCEPT the Windsor Road at its junction with Queens Road, Datchet; King Edward VII Avenue and Datchet Road which will remain closed until 4pm.


Most council car parks will be open as usual but the car parks at River Street, Romney Lock and King Edward VII Avenue will be closed.

There will be additional temporary FREE PARKING at the review ground in the Great Park (access from the A332 Sheet Street Road).

Centrica park and ride: 8.30 to 11.30am – enhanced service with three buses running a constant shuttle between Centrica and Charles Street; from 11.30am normal service with buses every 15mins. The last bus leaves Charles Street at 6pm. Centrica gates close at 7pm.

Parking, loading and waiting will be suspended from 12.01am to 3pm in the following roads: Sheet Street, Park Street, High Street, Thames Street, Castle Hill, St Albans Street, Datchet Road, Farm Yard and King Edward VII Avenue.

Resident permit and season ticket holders displaced by the arrangements will be given free alternative parking in any council car park (except River Street).

Town centre shopping

Shops and businesses in the town centre will be open as usual.

Further information

More information is available at:

Windsor Parade and Muster – Saturday 19 May