A dog patiently waits for the action at Regent's Park ahead of the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery inspection today.
Attention was also needed to get the four-legged members of the unit ready before today's event. Six magnificently turned -out horses will each draw a WWI 13 pounder field gun and limber.
Boots are being polished and buttons are being buffed ahead of today's annual inspection of the Woolwich-based Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA).
The unit is responsible for firing royal and ceremonial salutes, and took centre stage at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher, bearing her coffin from St Clement Danes to St Pauls Cathedral.