King's Troop (not) on Parade

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by goatbagthedruid, Jun 11, 2011.

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  1. A complete no show! Remove any mention of Ubique from them. What does the 'H' stand for after all?

    Is this the beginning of the end for The King's Troop? 'Absent' on parade one year, forgotten about the next, deleted the year after?

    They must be showing weakness.

  2. Didn't the commentator say something about the horses having the lurgy ?
  3. Chuffed they weren't on it. It's not an Artillery Parade. My view is that it was a mistake to ever invite them in the first place. Horses shitting and pissing all over the place. The whole idea of parading and saluting a gun is just folly.

    Stick to what you are good at - gun salutes in the park.
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  4. Only about as stupid as parading and saluting a bit of cloth on a stick.

    I'll skip the next bit... It is the deeds that were done under that cloth and stick (or its forebears), but then it is the deeds that were done alongside that gun (or its forebears).
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  5., that'll be the mounted band of HCMR on Segways, then?
  6. It's all explained here.
  7. No King's Troop - And wasn't the parade all the better for it? Yes, is the answer to that question, for the avoidance of doubt. I find the intervention of that shower of shite as irrelevant as the appearance of the Crabs over Buck House. Pointless and unneccessary.
  8. Rumour has it that they're not even very good at that! Apparently they got the count wrong in Hyde Park. Hahahahahaha
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  9. Troop were out on Sat, on Green Park!!! and the day before on Hyde park, and the previous two days on beating the retreat.
  10. Maybe they should have paraded without the horses and just have the percussion section of the Massed Bands issued with coconut shells for effect?
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  11. Methinks there's something we're not being told about Kings Troop.
  12. But Her Majesty is head of all the Armed Forces so the Birthday Parade needs to be a purple event. Next year they will be able to fit the whole Royal Navy in the fountains at Trafalgar Square :wink:
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  13. Not correct. Believe that there was some form of infection at St John's Wood.

  14. They weren't on Beating Retreat - 2 guns only and no giddy-ups so no musical ride etc. They've been hit with equine flu so are in quarantine for now
  15. At least the HCMR are part of the Houshold Division
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