SODOM & GOMORRAH: Margaret Thatcher, the only female Prime Minister to have held office in Great Britain, passed away earlier this week. To mark the solemn event, more than 700 members of Britain’s armed forces will play a role in the ceremonies.
David Cameron, the current head of the Conservative Party and the Prime Minister confirmed that Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will honor her role as a war-time leader. Thatcher, who is famously credited with helping to end the Cold War, also successfully defended the Falkland Islands against Argentina’s forces.
Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will begin with the coffin being taken by hearse to St. Clement Danes in the Strand. There the coffin will be carried on a gun carriage by six horses, accompanied by a sergeant, and officer, and three dismounted foot troops. Members of the Honorable Artillery Company are set to fire processional rounds from the Tower of London.
When her body finally reaches St. Paul’s Cathedral, it will be greeted by several members of the serving armed forces. The steps of that great church will be lined by 18 members, divided into three groups of six to represent the Royal Air Force, the Blues and Royals, and the Royal Navy. Also represented at the site will be the Chelsea Pensioners, the Royal Marines, the First Batallion Welsh Guards, and the F Company Scots Guards.
Margaret Thatcher’s funeral will mark a solemn remembrance of the Iron Lady who was famous for doing battle with labor unions and communists alike.