This little Action Man is called James Wharton. He is 23 and he was the first gay soldier to appear on the cover of Soldier magazine (you know, some recipes, Cheryl Cole’s hair secrets and some pictures sent in by readers of their new curtains and a llama licking an ice-cream). For which we salute him.
We also need to salute (and remember, Cheryl, saluting is a good way of putting your hand to your head so that photographers can get a picture of you wearing or not wearing a ring) the fact that he is now the first member of the Household Cavalry (and that’s the oldest regiment in the entire kingdom) to have a Civil Partnership.
So, while that nice Mr. Obama has to listen to nonsense about why the gays lead to the breakdown of discipline in the army and eventually the civilised world, Jamie here will be opening his wedding presents, getting a Thai massage on honeymoon and dreaming of his first extra-marital affair.
For which we salute him. Even though our arms have started aching.