|The sign advising of the event on the Parade Ground.|
|First the smoke appears.|
|Then an almighty boom when the shell fires!|
After the gun salute was fired the horses all galloped up to the guns to hook them up and take them back to barracks - the thunder of hooves was amazing to hear - I did video it but I haven't been able to download the video just yet. But now I know what the famous Charge of the Light Brigade may have sounded like.
This jolly musician happily posed for me.
This was the Officer conducting the
Band - it was his final performance :-(
|I managed to snap his medals....|
Left: Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal
Right: Long Service Good Conduct Medal.
... and this beautifully embroidered little pack
on his back sash. No idea of the technical term.
Update - Apparently it is a cartridge holder.
|The Band packs up.|
Time to pose with a tourist who
borrowed the fur hat LOL!
Then to my delight the horses caught up
with the Band and I was able to get some really
good close ups!
Here the Officer leading his men (and women)
on a HUGE bay horse.
Some of the horses pulling the gun carriages
have no riders.
|Another Officer with his white plumed hat.|
|One of the guns and carriage.|
|The riders bringing up the rear.|
Fabulous detail on the uniform - very like
Hermes' Brandebourgs. I'm a sucker for this
type of braiding too!