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Purwell

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Trooping Of The Colour
« on: Jun 15, 2024, 11:11:12 AM »

I noticed a lot of horseshit on the streets on my way to hospital yesterday, we pass by Regent's Park barracks.
 
I thought it was something to do with the general election but it must have been practice for today’s Trooping Of The Colour.
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #1 on: Jun 15, 2024, 11:24:07 AM »
You should have picked it up and put it on your roses .
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #2 on: Jun 15, 2024, 11:55:47 AM »
I love watching the trooping of the colour .
The horses , the uniforms the symmetry of it all .
The mounted band is especially superb 
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #3 on: Jun 15, 2024, 12:04:55 PM »
I just wonder how all these soldiers would react to protesters?
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 15, 2024, 03:37:31 PM »
I just wonder how all these soldiers would react to protesters?
Fix bayonets !!
If you had actually watched the spectacular, you would have noticed that bayonets were already fixed in position.
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #5 on: Jun 15, 2024, 05:22:07 PM »
Usual idiots shouting 'not my King!'  If they really hate this Country so much, they can always go and live in a republic.  Perhaps North Korea would be more to their liking - although I would love to see what would happen if they didn't like it there and started chanting 'not my dear leader!' during one of kim boys rallies. 

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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #6 on: Jun 15, 2024, 06:48:58 PM »
Glad to see Princess Catherine in attendance after her cancer operation.
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #7 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:03:10 PM »
I watched some of this spectacle and I do like it. Did I see a young sprite some 4' 11" tall tho. Not sure. I think I saw a few,but could be wrong.


I wish no slight on our country but hold some reservations about the valour and bravery of our troops. Here I want to celebrate inclusively when sometimes it seems our establishment wants to big up our own. We do have a fine tradition in Britain of discontents ,one of which is myself


Whilst acknowledging our own best,why not invite over other fine fighting personnel who have shown equal or better courage than our own in battle.


I would have displayed the Vietcong who took on the might of the American army fighting only in black pyjamas on one bag off rice a day. They won their country for themselves  Next the Taliban who trounced our own army dressed in rags,tyre sandals and 19th century muskets.
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There are others.


I say all this 'poppycock' ? as I am somewhat at odds with some displays put upon by British establishment because its so often got so many of its folk into so much trubl. The rank and file seem so decent folke,but once past a certain rank the brain part seems to disassemble.
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #8 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:08:41 PM »
"trooping of the colour" does not make sense.It's "trooping the colour".

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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #9 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:12:30 PM »
Watching a load of adults playing Trumpton doesn’t really make sense either, em😉
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #10 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:17:17 PM »
"trooping of the colour" does not make sense.It's "trooping the colour".

Pedant .
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #11 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:28:14 PM »
Pedant .
By the pedant,…..Quick March.


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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #12 on: Jun 15, 2024, 07:54:34 PM »
Watching a load of adults playing Trumpton doesn’t really make sense either, em😉
   I agree Dex,but at least the ceremony is rooted in  history when it was important for the troops to recognise their colours(flags)

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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #13 on: Jun 15, 2024, 08:19:32 PM »
   I agree Dex,but at least the ceremony is rooted in  history when it was important for the troops to recognise their colours(flags)
Can't and shan't argue with that.  Although it does seem a bit "twee" and not modern day contextual.  But maybe I'm wrong in my appraisal.  After all, the hair on the back of my neck stands to attention at the end of the Last Night of the Proms :pogranichnik: ;)
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Re: Trooping Of The Colour
« Reply #14 on: Jun 15, 2024, 08:28:15 PM »
Certainly a magnificent spectacle.All military (and other) state occasions are a great plus for our economy.