Territirial Army, British Army, Captain General, London, 3 hours
Firing a 56 round salute of 25 pounder blank at intervals of a minute (one round for each year of the King's life) by a saluting detachment from a battery (senior battery of the Territirial Army) first regiment of the Hon. Artillery company under the command of major G Buchanan H.A.C. The guns are towed 25 pounders as used in the last war. The H.A.C. is the oldest regiment in the British Army and claims to be the oldest armed body in the world. The late King was Captain General (a very ancient title) of the H.A.C. At the king's funeral a 150 round will be fired this will take 3 hours. 101 rounds for the king and 56 for the year of his life. London, February 1952 P010007
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|Keywords||1950s,20th Century,Artillery,Birthdays,British Army,Death,Firing,Guns,Heavy Metal,King George VI,London,Military,River Thames,Royal,Royalty,Salute,Tower Bridge,Weapons|
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