21-gun salute for Charles
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.