The Sunday Post (Inverness)

Castle gun joins 41-round salute


Gun salutes were fired yesterday across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea to mark the death of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Saluting batteries began firing 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday in cities including Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast, and from Royal Navy warships. Ships taking part included HMS Diamond, HMS Montrose and HMNB Portsmouth, while the Royal Gibraltar Regiment joined the salute from the British overseas territory, the Ministry of Defence said. Well-wishers were encouraged to observe the gun salutes, which are fired to mark significan­t national events, on television or online rather than gathering in crowds to watch outside.

Members of the Honourable Artillery Company assembled three large guns at the Tower of London, as hundreds of people watched from Tower Bridge. Following the salute, 18 of the uniformed servicemen boarded three military vehicles towing the guns from beside the Thames, to applause from the watching crowds.

 ??  ?? A gun salute is fired at Edinburgh Castle
A gun salute is fired at Edinburgh Castle

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