Video – Queen’s Coronation: guns mark 60th anniversary with 62-round royal salute

June 6, 2013

At the Tower of London the Honourable Artillery Company fired a 62-round royal salute from the Tower’s Gun Wharf across the River Thames. The Queen, who was crowned on June 2, 1953 when she was just 27 years old, reached the milestone anniversary this week. But as the anniversary fell on a Sunday, a day when gun salutes are traditionally not fired, the military spectacle was performed the next day.

A British 25 pounder from 1943 at the tower of London. It served as a saluting gun for the Honourable Artillery Company until 2001. Photo by MatthiasKabel.

A British 25 pounder from 1943 at the tower of London. It served as a saluting gun for the Honourable Artillery Company until 2001. Photo by MatthiasKabel.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Share

Previous post:

Next post: