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Military Event, Sat 8 Jun 2019, free entry

Royal Salute

Royal Salute


Gunners and musicians are joining forces in Colchester on Saturday 8th June to mark The Queen’s Official Birthday, and the public are invited to watch the spectacle.

The 105 mm Light Guns of G Parachute Battery (Mercer's Troop) Royal Horse Artillery, 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery will fire a Royal Salute in Lower Castle Park. The 21-gun salute will be accompanied by music from The Band of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment.

The Royal Salute will be fired by a battery of six guns at noon, with music from 11.30am. Vincent Thompson Esq DL, Her Majesty’s Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Essex, will be the Queen’s representative and Inspecting Officer. Spectators can view the event from Upper Castle Park.

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Dates Times
Sat 8 Jun 2019 11:30 to 12:30
11.30 am - Musical Marching display
11.50 am - Battery march on.
12.00 pm - Royal Salute


Free entry


High street,


See location of Lower Castle Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TL 997255  Lat: 51.89252 Long: 0.90197

By Road:
From the A12, follow signs to town centre and use one of the many towns' car parks.


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