21-gun salute for Charles

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PRINCE Charles’ birth­day went off with a bang as sol­diers gath­ered in Ed­in­burgh for a tra­di­tional mil­i­tary salute.

The Prince of Wales’ 69th birth­day was marked by a 21 Gun Salute in the cap­i­tal at 12 noon.

Crowds gath­ered to watch the 7th Para­chute Reg­i­ment Royal Horse Ar­tillery – the Air­borne Gun­ners – fire the salute from Mills Mount Bat­tery at Ed­in­burgh Cas­tle. It is a mil­i­tary tra­di­tion to fire ar­tillery in hon­our of the Prince of Wales’ birth­day.

The Air­borne Gun­ners are based in Colch­ester, and their pri­mary role is to be ready to de­ploy any­where in the world as part of 16 Air As­sault Brigade, the Bri­tish Army’s rapid re­ac­tion force.

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