Queen's birthday

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Queen's birthday

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:31 pm

I don't know if any of you are watching the military drills associated with HM birthday.
Remarkable pageant of historic uniforms.
I doubt many of us will see an equal spectacle again.
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Re: Queen's birthday

Post by Micmac » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:43 pm

I especially like the immaculately groomed military horses.

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Re: Queen's birthday

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:49 pm

some marvellous greys there.
this is the biggest regimental parade since 1954!
Well worth a quick look.
will never see the like again.
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Re: Queen's birthday

Post by timmydownawell » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:32 pm

Poor Liz and Phil would probably rather be home with a nice cuppa.
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Re: Queen's birthday

Post by Luigi » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:44 pm

frank lee bent wrote:I don't know if any of you are watching the military drills associated with HM birthday.
Remarkable pageant of historic uniforms.
I doubt many of us will see an equal spectacle again.
Thankfully! What a bunch of pompous nonsense. What a waste of time, resources & money.
Maybe use all that for a more worthwhile endeavor? Maybe feed a few? Build a shelter? Clean an area?


Her Majesty. What has she ever done but live a life of indulgence? Yes spectacle is the word.
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Re: Queen's birthday

Post by frank lee bent » Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:29 pm

the historical aspects that stretch back to the hollow square of roman legions in the stylized drill are noteworthy in and of themselves.
there are far more extravagant wastes on a daily basis in many countries.
I am not holding this event up as a proponent of the institution of british monarchy.
it is well worth a look though, to any student of military history and empire.
kind of a jarring note to see them in the antique uniforms with modern carbines at the present arms command.
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