As Captain-General of The Royal Regiment of Artillery since 6 February 1952, Her Majesty The Queen reviewed The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) yesterday.
The Queen made the trip to Hyde Park on the occasion of the KTRHA’s 70th anniversary.
The Troop was first formed in October 1947 on the command for her father, King George VI.
Despite now commonly referred to as ‘Gunners’, Her Majesty said that the Troop would forever remain ‘The King’s Troop’ in memory of her father when she became Sovereign.
According to The Royal Family’s website: “The Royal Artillery provides firepower to the British Army, but are also key in ceremonial salutes for Royal occasions and state functions – notably in the funerals of both King George VI and Winston Churchill.”
While on hand yesterday, Queen Elizabeth was received by the Royal Salute before she viewed the equestrian skills as the soldiers took off across the park. They put on a good show, but their skills when deployed around the world are even more legendary.
After watching the parade, the Master Gunner and Honorary Colonel assisted The Queen into the State Review Range Rover for a better look at the Parade.