Trooping the Colour

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by spike7451, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    On BBC1 now,including live link up to Afghanistan.
    Happy Birthday Ma'am & good luck & stay safe to the Guardsmen off to theatre.
  2. I bet there pleased they havent got the rain thats covering the rest of the uk today. Good seeing the link to Afghan showing the public that they can do both combat and ceremonial to a high standard. Keep up the good work. I dont think that live link worked too well though :oops:
  3. Why are some of the troops on Parade wearing white gloves and some arent

    Or am i seeing things
  4. Health and Safety, its to stop the Jocks hands going red and then peeling and the Gingers from getting sun burnt.
  5. Fine show makes me proud to be a member of the best Army in the world

    Happy Birthday Ma'am
  6. The link to Afganistan was a great touch, felt nothing but pride as I am watching it. Pity the trout Cherie got on the camera.
  7. I hope this is on a torrent soon as I am a long way from BBC land.
  8. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Considering the operational work they the parade soldiers had done or were training for, that was an extremely smart parade. Mind you, the lad that lost his bayonet will have an expensive and busy next few weekends!!

    I suppose for this one we can say, quite rightly, Good Drill(s).
  9. As like every year, really enjoyed watching this on the box.
    Would really like to go before I depart for the big tank park in the sky.
    Anybody tell me how you get tickets (been trying to find the source for a few years now)?
  10. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Try this

    Trooping the Colour tickets
  11. You can also attend the Major General's and the Colonel's Reviews (the rehersals) held the two weekends prior to the big day. For all three parades you need to get your application in early though- Jan/Feb time.

    Edit- Don't forget Beating Retreat either.
  12. Many thanks guys.

    Now I am getting somewhere.
  13. How much practice actually goes into the Parade
  14. Weeks if not months in advance,
    plenty of very early mornings on the Drill squares at Chelsea Barracks and at Wellington Barracks. Pounding the tarmac and getting personal drill
    to a very high standard.

    The Battery i am affiliated to are as we speak, Going through rehearsals
    to take over the Queens Guard at Buckingham Palace come July.
    In addition we also will cover the guard at St,James Palace and Challenging
    the "Queens Keys" at the Tower Of London.

    PS...I have very sore feet at the Mo..... :wink:
  15. was excellent as usual especially the music which completes the whole parade. by the way are they really going to hold the beach volleyball at horse guards? if so how stupid