Shameful conditions have been exposed at the barracks where the Army pallbearers who carried ‘s coffin stayed before her funeral.
A video obtained by The Mail on Sunday shows a mould-ridden ceiling and dirty water streaming down walls and stairs at Wellington Barracks in .
Hundreds of soldiers who marched in the Queen’s funeral procession in September live at the site, while the eight pallbearers from the Queen’s Company, alternatif slot365 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, who were hailed for their extraordinary composure, also stayed there the night before.
The video was recorded last month but Army sources say the 19th Century barracks, set just 300 yards from , has been beset with problems for months.
Shameful conditions have been exposed at the barracks where the Army pallbearers who carried the Queen’s coffin stayed before her funeral.Pictured: Pallbearers carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022
A video obtained by The Mail on Sunday shows a mould-ridden ceiling and dirty water streaming down walls and alternatif slot365 stairs at Wellington Barracks in London
One guardsman, who asked not to be named, told The Mail on Sunday that soldiers enjoyed better quality accommodation when serving in Iraq.
‘I was honoured to have a role in giving our Queen the send-off she deserved,’ he said. ‘However, the view that the public got of a well-turned-out guardsman is only half the story – we live in conditions not fit for pests.’
The MoS last month revealed the appalling condition of military homes, and how sleeping bags were being handed out to soldiers and their families whose properties had been without heat or alternatif slot365 hot water for weeks.
Our investigation prompted Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to intervene to deal with the crisis.
Shocking new figures this weekend reveal that Amey, a Ministry of Defence maintenance contractor, missed 10,535 urgent repair appointments since April 2022, with fellow contractor Vivo missing 4,041 urgent appointments.
Further data revealed that more than 44,000 Armed Forces personnel were housed in ‘Grade 4′ properties in 2021 – the lowest rating given by the Ministry of Defence.