Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 April 2014

Britain's loudest soldier in Queen salute

Britain’s loudest soldier has been selected to raise three cheers for the Queen during the weekend’s river pagaent on the Thames.

Garrison Sergeant Major (WO1) Bill Mott is known as having the most powerful voice the British Army.

And it is his mighty voice that will order man-powered boats, passing the Queen, to cease rowing.

Mott will the order them to raise their oars vertically in salute to the monarch and join them in three cheers before he then orders them to row on.

The salute will take place at Cadogan Pier where the Queen will watch the rowed vessels passing the royal barge, the ‘Spirit of Chartwell’ before it falls in behind them.