It was my first ever visit to an army barracks last Friday and by a strange coincidence, it was the day Liam Fox resigned as Defence Secretary. Once the stories appeared about him, it was only a matter of time before he went.
The barracks I visited was Catterick in North Yorkshire and the reason for it was to attend the passing out of Gareth Jones, a Welsh Guardsman and son of a friend. Apart from having to get up at 6am to get down there in time, it was a great day. Gareth will be going through some more training over the next few weeks, will do a stint guarding the Queen and is then off to Afghanistan next year.
A few photos and a bit of video of the day now follow: