Across the UK, in Gibraltar and on HM Ships at sea historic Gun Salutes mark the passing of Prince Philip

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At 1200 today (10 April) a Death Gun Salute was fired to mark the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Across the United Kingdom, in Gibraltar and on HM Ships at sea, saluting batteries fired 41 rounds at one round every minute for 40 minutes. The public were encouraged to observe the gun salutes from home, they took place behind closed doors but broadcast online and on television.

In London, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery rode out from their base at Napier Lines, Woolwich Barracks, onto the Parade Ground with 71 horses, 36 of them pulling six 13-pounder field guns dating from the First World War. Their guns fired at the same time as those fired by the Honourable Artillery Company’s Light Guns at the Tower of London and by units from all corners of the United Kingdom including Belfast, Cardiff and Edinburgh, and British Overseas Territory Gibraltar. At sea, guns fired from Royal Navy saluting warships.

The same guns that will be used at Woolwich Barracks were also fired for Prince Philip’s wedding to Her Majesty in 1947 and at Her Majesty’s coronation six years later in 1953.

Reservists from 104 Regiment Royal Artillery fired a Death Gun Salute at Cardiff Castle to mark the death of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Photo: Sgt Ben Beale  
Image shows: The Royal Gibraltar Regiment firing the rounds. Photo by Cpl Connor Payne RAF  
UK Ministry of Defence 2021 Photo credit: LPhot Rory Arnold  
Members of 105 Regiment, Royal Artillery, performed a Royal Gun Salute at 1200 in Edinburgh Castle to mark the passing of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Gun Salute took the form of a 41 round minute gun with one round fired each minute. Photo: Cpl Nathan Tanuku  
HMS Diamond firing her Salting Gun as part of a 41 Gun salute to mark the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip. Photo credit: pophot jay allen  
Image of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery riding out from their base at Napier Lines, Woolwich Barracks, onto the Parade Ground with 71 horses, 36 of them pulling six 13-pounder field guns dating from the First World War. Photo: Sgt Jim Wise RAF  

Photo Credits:UK Ministry of Defence 2021  LPhot Rory Arnold  
Source:Royal Navy  
Copyright String:UK MOD © Crown copyright 

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