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Gun Salutes Mark Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Anniversary

posted 3 Jun 2013, 08:58 by Mpelembe   [ updated 3 Jun 2013, 08:59 ]

Members of The Honourable Artillery Company, The British Army's oldest regiment, fire a 62 round Royal Salute near the Tower of Lonodon to mark the 60th Anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JUNE 3, 2013) (ITN) -  Members of the The Honourable Articllery Company (HAC) marked Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 60th coronation anniversary by firing a 62 round Royal Salute on Monday (June 3).

At 1300 local time (1200GMT) soldiers from 3 Squadron HAC fired guns from the Thames river banks, near the Tower of London.

The Honourable Artillery Company is the British Army's oldest regiment.

Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953 when she was just 27 years old, but as the anniversary fell on a Sunday, a day when gun salutes are traditionally not fired, the military spectacle was performed the day after instead.