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Gun Salutes on Saturday to mark the death of The Duke of Edinburgh

There will be a number of Gun Salutes on Saturday 10th April to mark the death of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Gun Salutes will be fired at various locations across the United Kingdom, Gibraltar and on Her Majesty’s ships.

Locations known to be firing gun salutes include:

  • Hillsborough Castle, Belfast, 105th Regiment Royal Artillery.
  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, 104th Regiment Royal Artillery.
  • Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh, 105th Regiment Royal Artillery.
  • Gibraltar, The Royal Gibraltar Regiment.
  • Woolwich Barracks, London, The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery.
  • HM Tower of London, London, The Honourable Artillery Company.
  • HMNB Devonport.
  • HMNB Portsmouth.
  • Sea saluting stations; ships at sea and safe to fire include: HMS Diamond, HMS Montrose.

The gins being used to fire at Woolwich Barracks are those which were fired to mark Prince Philip’s wedding to the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947 as well as The Queen’s Coronation in 1953.

Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh – 1921-2021

Photo: Michael Garnett

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