Thousands line streets for Queen’s birthday parade in Gibraltar

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Prince Edward takes the salute as the Colours of the Royal Gibraltar Regiment march past. Photographer: Cpl Connor Payne RAF - UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

It was a proud occasion for the Royal Gibraltar Regiment yesterday (Thursday) after they conducted Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Parade in front of The Earl and Countess of Wessex.

HRH Prince Edward (left) The Governor of Gibraltar (right) at the parade. Photographer: Cpl Connor Payne RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

Thousands of onlookers packed Casemates Square to watch the ceremony, which was also attended by the Governor of Gibraltar, His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir David Steel KBE DL, the Chief Minister, The Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, Commander British Forces, Commodore Steve Dainton and His Worship The Mayor of Gibraltar Christian Santos GMD.

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment on parade.

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment fired a 21 Gun Salute to mark the celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s official birthday and her Platinum Jubilee Anniversary – the first time a British Monarch has reached this milestone.

The Royal Gibraltar Regiment’s Band and Corps of Drums, as well as members of the Royal Irish Regiment’s Band, provided musical entertainment to the audience.

A Royal Salute by the parade with Colours from the Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and the Royal Gibraltar Regiment.

Photographer: Cpl Connor Payne RAF – UK MOD © Crown copyright 2022

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