Gun salute and parade in York today to mark Queen’s 68 years on the throne

6 Feb 2020 @ 9.57 am

Lots of military pomp and pageantry in York today (Thursday), to mark the Queen’s accession to the throne.

The British Army will sound a 21-gun salute in Museum Gardens at noon today, after a parade through the city with the band from Catterick garrison.

Here are the timings if you want to go along:

10:45am – band starts to march through streets
11:30am – band marches into Museum Gardens
11:40am – guests arrive at Yorkshire Museum
12:00pm – Royal Salute
12:05pm – National Anthem
12:20pm – guests depart while band continues playing
12:30pm – event finishes.

Here’s a flavour of what to expect, from the last gun salute to mark the Prince of Wales’ birthday…