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trooping the colour

Post by glenshena » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm

Living abroad, I never had the occasion to watch this ceremony,. Also because I am not a royalist. But watching today I was really impressed by all of the soldiers in their red uniforms and black busbies marching in front of the queen. I was expecting someone to collapse in the heat!. The horses were beautifully groomed and the band and drums a pleasure to listen to. The queen, who seems to be getting smaller and smaller, was a lonely figure without Philip by her side...Tomorrow he will be 97. A performance like this could only be done by the British. It almost seemed unreal in this day and age,. This ceremony certainly surpassed Harry's wedding. The flyover of all the old war planes and the red arrows emitting red, white and blue smoke was perfection. As the commentator said, makes you proud to be British.

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Post by glenshena » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:16 pm

Was told today there was a casualty. A certain Marshal Guthrie, age 79, collapsed while on horseback on his way to Buckingham Palace. I'm not surprised with the tremendous heat that day. Hope he will make a full recovery.

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Post by creamolafoam » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:39 pm

glenshena wrote:
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:15 pm
Living abroad, I never had the occasion to watch this ceremony,. Also because I am not a royalist. But watching today I was really impressed by all of the soldiers in their red uniforms and black busbies marching in front of the queen. I was expecting someone to collapse in the heat!. The horses were beautifully groomed and the band and drums a pleasure to listen to. The queen, who seems to be getting smaller and smaller, was a lonely figure without Philip by her side...Tomorrow he will be 97. A performance like this could only be done by the British. It almost seemed unreal in this day and age,. This ceremony certainly surpassed Harry's wedding. The flyover of all the old war planes and the red arrows emitting red, white and blue smoke was perfection. As the commentator said, makes you proud to be British.
Terrific spectacle. The weans faces on the balcony watching the flyover were a picture.

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Post by bonzo » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:12 pm

The old boy came down with quite a thud.
Those wimin were in the nip.

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Post by creamolafoam » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm

bonzo wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:12 pm
The old boy came down with quite a thud.
Is that Kryten from red dwarf reporting?

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