Trooping the Colour, Changing of the Guard, etc: Public Duties

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  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    I saw the last half hour or so and that's the first time I've seen any of it for years. Still mighty impressive.
     
  2. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    Guards Regiments are unique in that they have three colours Queen's Colour, Regimental Colours (GG,CG and SG 1st and 2nd Bn Regt Colours) and each regiment has a State Colour, larger than the others and used on state visits, the State Colour of the Scots Guards would have been paraded when President Obama was at the palace and the Scots Guards were on parade.
     
  3. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I always start my day with a quick look at the Letters to the Editor page in The Times.

    This little gem in today's issue had me simply hooting with laughter :) :) :)

    It reads:

    Sir,

    I was amazed to be taken aside by two uniformed policemen in the view of equally astonished onlookers and questioned on account of my suspicious appearence, which had been picked up by CCTV cameras as I was waiting on the Mall foe the Queen to pass by.

    I was wearing a clerical collar, suit and hat.

    After suggesting that they call one of my friends at Westminster Abbey, and after much deliberation on their phones, I was returned to the barricade.

    Next time I will wear a baseball cap, a T shirt with an obscenity and multiple piercings so as to appear less of a threat to security.

    THE VEN ARCHDEACON PETER MACLEOD-MILLER
    Albury, New South Wales, Australia (on holiday in London)
     
  4. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    It was often said the less able member of the family joined the church, it would appear roles have been reversed - Plod has collared the market.



    mr_plod.jpg
     
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  5. At Home Dad (Returning)

    At Home Dad (Returning) Well-Known Member

    did anyone else think it a less than 'great' fly over?

    I mean, wonderful to have the BoBMF and Red Arrows,
    but I was slightly underwhelmed by the inclusion of two
    RAF King Air turbo prop trainers and two RAF HS125 CC3
    'VIP' jets...
     
  6. mattgibbs

    mattgibbs Senior Member

    The Police making a "clerical" error, how shocking, but also amusing.
     
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  7. Wills

    Wills Very Senior Member

    The enemy attacks one of two occasions, We in BAOR knew that Ivan would not attack after 4 o'clock weekdays or at weekends. From 0800hrs Muster until 1000hrs we were ready - NAAFI break until 1030hrs back ready and watching until 1230hrs Lunch and a beer back by 1400hrs roll call, and prepare for close of play 1545ish. Right Jock - what steps would you take if Ivan came up the autobahn? Bloody great big ones to the Ostend ferry!
     
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    From the above-mentioned site Trooping The Colour

    Year / Date / Trooping the Colour / Salute taken by / Remarks

    1895 Fri 24 May 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM Queen Victoria At Windsor Castle
    1895 Sat 25 May 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HRH The Prince of Wales At Horse Guards Parade
    1896 Wed 20 May 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HRH The Prince of Wales
    1897 Mon 24 May 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HRH The Prince of Wales
    1898 Sat 21 May 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HRH The Prince of Wales
    1899 Sat 3 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HRH The Prince of Wales

    1900 Wed 23 May 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HRH The Prince of Wales
    1901 Fri 24 May 3rd Battalion Scots Guards HM KIng Edward VII Combined with presentation of the Colours
    1902 Fri 30 May 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The King Combined with presentation of the Colours
    1903 Fri 26 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1904 Tue 24 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HRH The Prince of Wales The King visiting Germany
    1905 Parade Cancelled (weather)
    1906 Parade cancelled (weather)

    1907 Fri 28 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The King
    1908 Sat 27 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1909 Parade cancelled (weather)

    1910 No Parade (Court Mourning) - Rehearsal
    1911 No Parade (Coronation of George V)

    1912 Fri 14 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM King George V
    1913 Tue 3 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The King
    1914 Fri 26 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King

    THE FIRST WORLD WAR

    1919 Tue 3 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King In Hyde Park

    1920 Sat 5 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King In Hyde Park
    1921 Sat 4 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King At Horse Guards Parade
    1922 Sat 3 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1923 Sat 2 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The King
    1924 Tue 3 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King
    1925 Wed 3 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The King
    1926 No Parade (General Strike)
    1927 Sat 4 June 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King
    1928 Mon 4 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The King
    1929 Mon 3 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HRH The Duke of Connaught The King was ill

    1930 Tue 3 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HRH The Prince of Wales The King was ill
    1931 Sat 6 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=2981'>1932 Sat 4 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The King
    1933 Sat 3 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1934 Mon 4 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The King
    1935 Mon 3 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The King
    1936 Tue 23 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM King Edward VIII King Edward VIII's only Parade
    1937 Wed 9 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM King George VI
    1938 Thu 9 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The King
    1939 Thu 8 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HRH The Duke of Gloucester The King was in Canada and USA

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    1947 Thu 12 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1948 Parade cancelled (weather) - Announcement
    1949 Thu 9 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The King

    1950 Thu 8 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The King
    1951 Thu 7 June 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards HRH The Princess Elizabeth The King was ill
    1952 Thu 05 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM Queen Elizabeth II
    1953 Thu 11 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen Coronation Year
    1954 Thu 10 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1955 Cancelled - National Rail Strike
    1956 Thu 31 May 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1957 Thu 13 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1958 Thu 12 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen
    1959 Sat 13 June 3rd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen Start of regular Saturday Parades

    1960 Sat 11 June 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1961 Sat 10 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen Universal Newsreel Volume 34, Issue 48, 06/12/1961 : Universal : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
    1962 Sat 02 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1963 Sat 08 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1964 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1965 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    1966 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1967 Sat 10 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1968 Sat 08 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1969 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen

    1970 Sat 13 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen
    1971 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1972 Sat 03 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1973 Sat 02 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    1974 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1975 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1976 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1977 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen Silver Jubilee Year
    1978 Sat 03 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1979 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen

    1980 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1981 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    1982 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1983 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1984 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1985 Sat 15 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1986 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen Last Parade when the Queen was mounted
    1987 Sat 13 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen
    1988 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1989 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen

    1990 Sat 16 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    1991 Sat 15 June 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1992 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1993 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen
    1994 Sat 11 JUne 2nd Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    1995 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen
    1996 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    1997 Sat 14 June F Company Scots Guards HM The Queen Colour of 2nd. Battalion trooped
    1998 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen The King's Troop first year on parade
    1999 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards HM The Queen

    2000 Sat 17 June No. 7 Company Coldstream Guards HM The Queen Colour of 2nd Battalion trooped
    2001 Sat 16 June Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    2002 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen Golden Jubilee Year
    2003 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    2004 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    2005 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen
    2006 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    2007 Sat 16 June No. 7 Company Coldstream Guards H M The Queen Colour of 2nd Battalion trooped
    2008 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    2009 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards HM The Queen

    2010 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    2011 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Scots Guards HM The Queen
    2012 Sat 16 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards H M The Queen Diamond Jubilee year
    2013 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    2014 Sat 14 June Nijmegen Company Grenadier Guards HM The Queen
    2015 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards HM The Queen
    2016 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
    2017 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards
    2018 Sat 9 June 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards
    2019 Sat 8 June 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards
    2020 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion Welsh Guards (Covid 19 Lockdown - 'Mini' Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle)
    2021 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (Covid 19 Lockdown - 'Mini' Trooping the Colour at Windsor Castle)
    2022 Thurs 2 June 1st Battalion Irish Guards, HRH Prince of Wales Platinum Jubilee year
     
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  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    One story of Dad's:
    One time Sammy Wilson and his mate Shearer - he got killed in Belgium - he and Shearer ended up on the Buckingham Palace guard but eh, him and Shearer went out on the town after for a few drinks - not that all of us didn't do that either.

    They were late getting back, they'd fallen asleep on some park benches and unknown to them they'd just been freshly painted. Ohhh, they had green stripes down the backs of their uniforms!


    Not just spit and polish. Photo courtesy of R. Roser:
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    Woluwe Sint Stevens, nr Brussels, 5 Sept 44 (a section from No. 1 Platoon, No. 1 Company, 3rd Battalion Irish Guards; the same Platoon in which my father served)
    Standing l-r: J Roser, E Shearer, L Hutchman, ?, E Channell
    Front: l-r: J Connor, J Wilson, ?

    Three were to die very shortly after the photo was taken, 2 on the same day, one going the aid of the other, both killed by sniper fire.

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    :poppy: Guardsman EDWARD SHEARER 2723868, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 21 on 14 September 1944
    Remembered with honour GEEL WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II.D.3.

    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    :poppy: Guardsman LAWRENCE HUTCHMAN 2717595, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 35 on 14 September 1944
    Son of Alexander and Kathren Hutchman; husband of Lenora Hutchman, of Pontypridd, Glamorgan.
    Remembered with honour GEEL WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II.D.1.


    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    :poppy: Lance Corporal JOHN CONNOR 2723341, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 20 on 01 October 1944
    Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Connor, of St. Helens, Lancashire.
    Remembered with honour ARNHEM OOSTERBEEK WAR CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 11. C. 10.

    One of the section had been killed just before the photo was taken:
    CWGC :: Casualty Details
    :poppy: Guardsman EDWARD MERVYN NORTH 2719914, 3rd Bn., Irish Guards who died age 19 on 04 September 1944
    Son of Robert Henry James North and Dorothy Helen North, of Bude, Cornwall.
    Remembered with honour ST. STEVENS-WOLUWE COMMUNAL CEMETERY
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 1.
     
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  13. Rotherfield

    Rotherfield Senior Member

    Did anybody spot the mistake by the Esign to the Colour on Saturdays Trooping, he failed to lower the Colour at the playing of he General Salut Present arms, to her Majesty -----000PS!!!! I would hate to see his mss bill
    rotherfield
     
  14. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    I somehow think your "e" key isn't working :D
     
  15. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Did anybody spot the mistake by the Esign to the Colour on Saturdays Trooping, he failed to lower the Colour at the playing of he General Salut Present arms, to her Majesty -----000PS!!!! I would hate to see his mss bill
    rotherfield

    I couldn't believe how sloppy it all was... Standards have slipped significantly!

    Best,

    Steve.
     
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  17. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    A few of the horses looked a bit skittish. I think when the HC was playing outside Buck House towards the end they only had 1 drum horse, the other wasn't there. Seem to have 'diverted' him somehow.
    Overall the dressing seemed a bit off but 1CG admitted they had had to prepare for this parade in a bit of a rush. Guards are having a busy year with all the Jubilee and Olympics stuff.
     
  18. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I couldn't believe how sloppy it all was... Standards have slipped significantly!


    But probably still better than any other nation could do it.
    During the Jubilee weekend, I noticed the Guardsman on the end of the line at present arms did not have a bayonet.
     
  19. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    But probably still better than any other nation could do it.
    :)
     
  20. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    But probably still better than any other nation could do it.

    An affirmative to that! :)

    I thought Prince Philip did well; 91 years of age, just out of hospital and as steady as the Gibraltar rock.

    Best,

    Steve.
     

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