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York Marks the Queen's Birthday

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9:10am 22nd April 2013

York will mark the actual birthday of Her Majesty The Queen with a 21-gun Royal Salute on Monday 22 April  2013.


Prior to the salute, military music will fill the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marches from Duncombe Place, near York Minster at 10.45 am to the Museum Gardens where, at the stroke of midday, artillery gunfire will sound the Royal Tribute.


The salute will be delivered by three 105 mm Light Guns fired by officers and soldiers of 4th Regiment Royal Artillery in front of the gathered crowds.


Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire The Honourable Mrs. Susan Cunliffe-Lister, will be the Inspecting Officer for the Saluting Troop, as well as members of the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band. She will be accompanied by Brigadier Greville Bibby CBE, Commander of 15 (North East) Brigade and York Garrison.


The Salute consists of 21 rounds being fired at 15-second intervals. York is one of 12 saluting stations in Britain, which includes London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff, and is the only one in the North of England.


Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, whose birthday is 21st April will turn 87 at this year’s celebration.

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