York wheels out the big guns to celebrate Prince Philip’s 94th birthday

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you… Photograph © Allan Warren on Wikimedia Commons
9 Jun 2015 @ 10.22 am
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 Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you… Photograph © Allan Warren on Wikimedia Commons
Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you… Photograph © Allan Warren on Wikimedia Commons
The Duke of Edinburgh is 94 on Wednesday (June 10) and York will wheel out the big guns to celebrate.

On the stroke of noon, three 105mm Light Guns will be fired in Museum Gardens. The soldiers involved are from 93 (Le Cateau) Battery, 5th Regiment Royal Artillery, who are based at Marne Barracks in Catterick.

The event will be preceded by a musical procession by the Band of The King’s Division, who will march from Duncombe Place, near York Minster, to the Museum Gardens.

The salute consists of 21 rounds being fired at 10-second intervals. York is one of 12 saluting stations in Britain, and is the only one in the North of England.