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Jubilee celebrations begin … and an era ends

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THE King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery marked the 60th anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne, and formally started the celebrations of her Diamond Jubilee year, with a 41-gun salute in Hyde Park in London on February 6.

It was also the day that the troop pulled its guns through the gates of its historic St John's Wood Barracks for the last time before moving to purpose-built barracks at Napier Lines in Woolwich. Originally known as the Riding Troop …

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