IT WAS the experience of a lifetime for 13 Dollar Brownies and their leaders when they went to a parade for the queen last weekend.

They attended the festivities at the Trooping of the Colour ceremony, marking her majesty’s 92nd birthday.

The group received tickets for the youth enclosure at the Horse Guards Parade, which saw 1,400 soldiers together with 200 horses and more than 400 musicians parade along The Mall.

It took place on Saturday, June 9, and the group had a wonderful view of the procession and received a smile and a wave from the queen.

The 2nd Dollar Brownies, led by Tricia Davenport, were then escorted along the road to Buckingham Palace and were right at the front of the crowd when the royal family made an appearance on the balcony with the RAF flying past overhead.

The local group travelled by train, a first for some, and stayed at a youth hostel before the big day.

For a number of youngsters, it was the first chance to go on the underground with 9-year-old Rosie Docherty adding: “I really enjoyed staying in London. I especially liked waving to the royal family.”

Anna Macbean Johnson, also 9, said: “London is amazing. I enjoyed every second of it.”