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6 February 2015

Listen for the Accession Day salute

Listen out at around noon today, as the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery will fire a 41 gun salute to mark the accession of Queen Elizabeth II, to the throne on 6th February 1952.

Salutes will be fired in Hyde Park and at the Tower of London at noon. We are told that this is a celebratory gesture as the firing of cannon as a salute indicates the friendly intent of an empty chamber.

For more, see http://www.royal.gov.uk/RoyalEventsandCeremonies/GunSalutes/Gunsalutes.aspx

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