62-gun salute, to mark Prince Philip’s birthday

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The Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) will be firing off a 62-gun salute at the Tower of London to mark Prince Philip's birthday. It will take place at Gun Wharf — that cobbled path between the Tower and the river.

The old fella is going to be 96 years old this year, so 62 loud bangs probably isn't going to do him much good. Maybe they should stick with a simple cake next year.

Only another four years to go before he gets a special telegram from his missus.

If you like gun salutes and military parades, then check out our guide to London's parades and ceremonies to see what's else is on.

 

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