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Duke Of Edinburgh's 92nd Birthday Honoured In York

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8:38am 10th June 2013

To mark the 92nd Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh a twent yone gun salute will be heard in York today.

Beforehand, music will fill the streets as a military band parades from Duncombe Place, near York Minster, to the Museum Gardens where, on the stroke of noon, gunfire will echo around the city walls.

The three 105mm Light Guns will be fired by members of The Royal Regiment of Artillery– in front of the gathered crowds.

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.

The senior military host will be Colonel Jeremy Hughes, Deputy Commander (North), 15 (North East) Brigade, with the inspecting officer, Mrs Susan Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant of County Durham.

Providing the saluting troop will be 132 Bty (The Bengal Rocket Troop), 39th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Welsh Gunners). The music and parade will be performed by the Heavy Cavalry & Cambrai Band.

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