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Trooping the Colour 2012
« on: June 17, 2012, 09:16:43 AM »
I was very lucky to receive two tickets to this years Trooping the Colour.
The ceremony of Trooping the Colour is believed to have been performed first during the reign of King Charles II (1660-1685). Today this spectacle remains a celebration of the Sovereign's official birthday. There has only been one year when the Queen has not taken the salute since her accession to the throne and this was in 1955 and was due to a national rail strike.

On Parade for this event was:
The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery. The Sovereign's Escort, The Sovereign's Escort, The Household Cavalry.
No.1 Guard (Escort to the Colour) 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.
No.2 Guard 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards.
No.3 Guard No.7 Company Coldstream Guards.
No.4 Guard Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards.
No.5 Guard 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
No.6 Guard F Company Scots Guard.

In total 52 Officers, 1049 Soldiers (including 222 musicians) and 198 Horses.

Below are some of the images I took on this once in a lifetime trip.

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After the parade the Royal Family back at the Palace

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Re: Trooping the Colour 2012
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2012, 09:55:23 AM »
I am sure that you have enjoy in this great event :) :-ok

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Re: Trooping the Colour 2012
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2012, 04:25:19 PM »
Yes, thank you for sharing. Great photos also.

I read on another website that the BBMF was unable to do a flyover due to weather restrictions. Beautiful ceremony regardless!

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Re: Trooping the Colour 2012
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2012, 06:01:33 PM »
Beautiful! :-ok

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Re: Trooping the Colour 2012
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 10:11:12 PM »
Yes, thank you for sharing. Great photos also.

I read on another website that the BBMF was unable to do a flyover due to weather restrictions. Beautiful ceremony regardless!
You are right, it was very windy

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