TWENTY soldiers and an officer of the First Battalion of the Royal Malay Regiment (RMR) will begin their two-month public ceremonial duties at Windsor Castle today.
The ceremony of the changing of the guards will take place at the parade grounds of Windsor Castle at 11am local time (6pm Malaysian time) with the soldiers taking over the post from the British Regiment.
They will hand the post back to the British Regiment on May 1.
Major Mohd Fuad Mohd Ghazali is leading the 130 members of the RMR, which will, for the duration of its stint, be known as the London District Public Duties Company.
The soldiers will be wearing their number one ceremonial costume with songkok and sampin made of songket.
The members of the RMR arrived on April 17 and are now based at the Uxbridge Royal Air Force Base.
They have been training and adapting to the cold weather as well as visiting places such as Buckingham Palace, St James' Palace and the Tower of London where they will take up their duties soon.
They will assume duties as the Queen's Guards when they take over from the First Battalion Welsh Guards on May 2.
They will end their ceremonial duties on June 13.