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Military Members Collapse During Cathedral Guard of Honour

A guardsman faints before the service at St. Paul's Cathedral, on June 3.

A guardsman faints before the service at St. Paul's Cathedral, on June 3.

Photographer: Henry Nicholls/Pool/Getty Images 

Two members of the military guard of honour collapsed while they waited to welcome members of the royal family and other guests to the National Thanksgiving Service during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The two military personnel - one from the Royal Air Force Regiment and the other from the Royal Marines - appeared to lose consciousness while lining the steps up to the Great West Door of St Paul's Cathedral on Friday morning.