THE NORTH OF ENGLAND CELEBRATES 65 YEARS SINCE HER MAJESTY’S CORONATION
The North of England celebrated the 65thanniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation with a 21-gun Royal Salute in York on Saturday, 2 June 2018.
Queen Elizabeth was 27 years old when the coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953. She took on the role following the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952.
On September 9, 2015, she became the longest reigning British monarch, overtaking her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
The 65thanniversary of the coronation was marked by a Saluting Troop made up of Army Reservists from 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, based in the North East of England and Yorkshire who fired three 105 mm Light Guns at ten second intervals watched by hundreds of spectators in the city’s Museum Gardens.
The troops and band were inspected by the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Keith Orrell who was accompanied by the General Officer Commanding 1st UK Division, Major General Ralph Wooddisse.
York is the saluting station for the North of England and joined the 11 other saluting stations around the UK in simultaneously firing a gun salute. York was given the honour to commemorate the 1,900th anniversary of the city in 1971.