Trooping the Colour

#1
Good luck and best wishes to 1st Bn Coldstream Guards and all on parade today. Hope it stays dry......

God Save The Queen!
 
#2
hope it goes well, I won't watch it or if I do it will be with the volume turned down and some appropriate music on. BBC commentators are so bloody annoying these days.
 
#3
hope it goes well, I won't watch it or if I do it will be with the volume turned down and some appropriate music on. BBC commentators are so bloody annoying these days.
Ditto,

spins
 
#6
Are the two brand new Field Marshals likely to be there?

Lord Guthrie and Prince Charles were both made up today (separately from Birthday Honours)
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#7
Hopefully my virgin box should be recording it. I might attempt to get tickets next year.

How do you apply for tickets?

Best wishes to all involved.
 
#9
Some Regimental Associations get an allocation I believe so may be worth checking.
 
#10
Apply via London District, writting to them in January of the year of The Troop, it's on the webpage i will post link later. Or get someone who is in the Association of one of the Regiments (like me) and pay the going rate for them.
 
#12
Am I a saddo? As soon as No.1 Guard stepped off to go get the colour, I had this strong urge and felt I wanted to be marching in the guard on parade with them and even though I was'nt even in the Houshold Div? Is this a natual phenomonon for ex-squaddies or is it just me?
 
#13
Am I a saddo? As soon as No.1 Guard stepped off to go get the colour, I had this strong urge and felt I wanted to be marching in the guard on parade with them and even though I was'nt even in the Houshold Div? Is this a natual phenomonon for ex-squaddies or is it just me?
Just you, unless of course they step off at 140+ to the minute. The British Grenadiers always seems to have a 'Britishness' about it.
 

the_boy_syrup

LE
Book Reviewer
#14
Am I a saddo? As soon as No.1 Guard stepped off to go get the colour, I had this strong urge and felt I wanted to be marching in the guard on parade with them and even though I was'nt even in the Houshold Div? Is this a natual phenomonon for ex-squaddies or is it just me?
Nope I'm riding round the office on a wheelie chair pretending to be the HCR
I shall fall off in 5 minutes and claim the crowd spooked the chair.
 
#15
Tickets for seated stands around Horse Guards Parade are allocated by ballot in March. Applications should be made in January or February only to:
Brigade Major
HQ Household Division
Horse Guards
Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AX
A rehearsal (known as The Colonel's Review) usually takes place a week before the actual Birthday Parade.
Members of the public wishing to watch are advised to stand on The Mall or on the edge of St James's Park overlooking Horse Guards (their view may be somewhat obscured by troops in this position) from 9.00am.
 
#16
I was at the colonels review last week. Reet good it was too.

I was in the Escort thirty years ago with the 1st Bn Coldstream Guards.


Superb.
 
#17
If I go anywhere in the house:

My slightly rounded neck is in the back of my collar, my flabby arms are locked at the elbow, I am leaning slightly back at the belly (waist), pressing down on the thumbs, looking up and digging in my arthritic heels!

God save the Queen!
 
#18
If I go anywhere in the house:

My slightly rounded neck is in the back of my collar, my flabby arms are locked at the elbow, I am leaning slightly back at the belly (waist), pressing down on the thumbs, looking up and digging in my arthritic heels!

God save the Queen!
Huzzah, Huzzah, Huzzah
 
#19
Horse type persons are quick to inform us lesser non-riding mortals that have marched behind them, that horses are inteligent and can be trainned to perform various things. Aint it about time they trainned their horses not to shit on parade?
 
#20
hope it goes well, I won't watch it or if I do it will be with the volume turned down and some appropriate music on. BBC commentators are so bloody annoying these days.
The "red button" is your friend, a broadcast without the BBC ********* wittering on with their inane and daft commentary is available for your enjoyment, so you can get the sights and sounds of the parade without that c*nt Huw Edwards spoiling it with his drivel.
 

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