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The King’s Troup

Title
The King’s Troup
Date
1987
Description
In October 1947, King George the Sixth inspected a saluting battery of Royal Horse Artillary at their barracks in St. John’s Wood. Before leaving he requested that the Artillary should be known as his battery and since that day it’s been known simply as The King’s Troop. Today, it plays a major role in the grand ceremonial gun-firing salutes on all State Occasions. The troops perform their musical drive at the Royal Tournament, various agricultural shows and military tatoos throughout Britain and abroad. Dickie Arbiter goes behind the scenes and talks to the men who form this unique part of the British Army.
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Duration
00:49:21
Genre
Documentary
Keywords
The King’s Troop
Radio station
LBC [London Broadcasting Company]
Place of publication
London
Language
English
Country of origin
United Kingdom
Technical information
Stereo

Credits

Cast
Dickie Arbiterpresenter/narrator

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