This Day In History: 1975-11-26

Her Majesty the Queen viewed the Queen’s Truncheon at Buckingham Palace, and by her command the event was recorded with an inscribed silver band on the shaft of the Truncheon. She lunched afterwards with officers of the Regiment in the Officers’ Mess in St James’s Palace. When her Private Secretary had submitted the proposal to Her Majesty she annotated it ‘Delighted…curry ?‘ – and that is what she was served, the feast being prepared personally by the Quartermaster, Captain Samuel George Tamang.