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

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…