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Her Majesty The Queen inspects the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery on their 70th Anniversary Parade

King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery - Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen inspects the parade. Image Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown CopyrightPictured: Her Majesty The Queen inspects the parade. Image Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown Copyright

Her Majesty The Queen inspects the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery on their 70th Anniversary Parade

Seventy years after Her Father, King George VI, named the Royal Artillery’s Riding Troop as The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Her Majesty The Queen inspected The Troop on their anniversary parade yesterday in Hyde Park.

Pictured: Members of The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery get into place before Her Majesty The Queen arrives. Image - Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

Pictured: Members of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery get into place before Her Majesty The Queen arrives. Image – Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

Six Guns, more than eighty horses and their riders from The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery paraded in all their ceremonial finery in front of their Captain General, the Master Gunner St James’s Palace, and their Honorary Colonel.

Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen watches the parade. image - Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen watches the parade. image – Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery is Her Majesty The Queen’s ceremonial Saluting Battery, firing Gun Salutes for state occasions and Royal birthdays.

Stationed in King George VI Lines, Woolwich Barracks in London, the mounted Army unit and all of its soldiers are superb equestrian,s who are trained to drive teams of six horses that pull six First World War ‘thirteen pounder’ state saluting guns.

Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen inspects the parade. Image Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

Pictured: Her Majesty The Queen inspects the parade. Image Corporal Dek Traylor / MoD Crown

The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery gunners are also trained as fighting soldiers. All soldiers from the unit deploy on operations around the world when required.

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