Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Thames Pageant
Picture shows The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC), the City of London’s Territorial Army regiment and the oldest regiment in the British Army, firing a 41 round Gun Salute from Gun Wharf at HM Palace and Fortress, The Tower of London on Sunday 3rd June at 15.40 hours on the occasion of HM Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.
Credit should read: L/Cpl Mark Larner RY / MOD
The soldiers will be drawn from Two Squadron HAC; the Battery Commander, will be Major Martin King HAC and the Battery Captain, Captain Richard Waddell HAC. The Inspecting Officer will be The Master Gunner Tower of London, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Murphy TD HAC.
The HAC will leave their barracks at Armoury House and drive through the City of London to the Tower of London; the Guns are the regiment’s Colours and so are afforded the appropriate respect throughout the route. When the Guns arrive at the Tower, they are ‘brought into action’ on Gun Wharf adjacent to the River Thames; at approximarely 15.40 hours 41 rounds will be fired at 10 second intervals.
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