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  Trooping The Colour
The troops participating in the parade are drawn of fully trained, operational troops from the Household Division.
The Queen's Colour of a battalion of Foot Guards is 'trooped' (carried along the ranks) each year before the Sovereign.
A feature of guard mounting was for the colours of the battalion to be carried (or 'trooped') slowly down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.
www.army.mod.uk /ceremonialandheritage/household/trooping.htm   (299 words)

  
  Trooping the Colour History
It became customary to carry these colours down the ranks at the end of a day's march and to solemnly accompany them to the 'billet' where they were kept for the night.
The aim of the ceremony was to familiarise each man with the coloured flags that identified his unit, and to guarantee all ranks would recognise their assembly point, especially when stationed in an unfamiliar town.
Consequently, the colours came to express the spirit of the regiment and were held in the highest regard.
www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk /trooping/history.htm   (483 words)

  
  The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News
Trooping the Colours is an old ceremony whereby the battalion would fall in by Companies and the colour-party would "troop" or march the Colours through the ranks so that every man would see that the Colours were intact.
Trooping the Colour in London is an important national occasion as Britain does not have a national day as do most countries with a less ancient historical continuity.
Trooping the Colour on 17 June, 2006 was marked by several special events to mark the Queen's 80th birthday when the Royal Family was gathered on the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Trooping_the_Colour   (3728 words)

  
 Royal Insight > Out and About > Trooping the Colour
The colour was trooped by being marched slowly past the lines of soldiers in the regiment to show it to them.
Trooping the Colour dates from 1748, when it was decided that this ceremony would also mark the official birthday of the Sovereign.
She has attended the Trooping of the Colour ceremony every single year of her reign except 1955, when a national rail strike forced the ceremony to be cancelled.
www.royalinsight.gov.uk /output/page4189.asp   (580 words)

  
 Trooping The Colour
Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment.
Trooping the Colour takes place in June each year to celebrate the official Birthday of the Sovereign and is carried out by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with the Queen herself attending and taking the salute.
Since 1987, The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped.
www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk   (369 words)

  
 Crew's Nest Trooping The Colour
The troops participating in the parade are the Household Division - composing of the Grenadier, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards.
It is The Queen's Colour which is 'trooped' each year in the presence of the Sovereign.
The parade is based upon the ceremony used for guard mounting from Horse Guards Parade in London, in the early 18th century, and was first performed on the Sovereign's birthday for King George III in 1748.
www.crewsnest.vispa.com /troopingthecolour.htm   (292 words)

  
 The Monarchy Today > Ceremony and symbol > Ceremonies > Trooping the Colour
The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June.
Trooping the Colour is carried out by fully trained and operational troops from the Household Division (Foot Guards and Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, watched by members of the Royal Family, invited guests and members of the public.
This military ceremony dates back to the early eighteenth century or earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or 'trooped') down the ranks so that they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers.
www.royal.gov.uk /output/Page4934.asp   (396 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour (Color): Queen's birthday parade in London
Tickets are required to watch the main Trooping the Colour ceremony on the parade ground, but anyone can stand on The Mall (to the south of Green Park or to the north of St James's Park) to watch the arrival and departure.
The Colour is taken in front of all of the soldiers on Horseguards Parade, and is saluted as it goes past.
On the birthdays of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, and on the anniversary of the Queen's coronation, it is traditional for cannons to be fired from Hyde Park, the Tower of London and Windsor Castle.
www.ukstudentlife.com /Ideas/Album/TroopingTheColour.htm   (1097 words)

  
 Trooping The Colour
Century when the Colours of a regiment were used as a rallying point in battle and were therefore trooped in front of the soldiers every day to make sure that every man could recognise those of his own regiment.
Trooping the Colour takes place in June each year to celebrate the official Birthday of the Sovereign and is carried out by her personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with the Queen herself attending and taking the salute.
Since 1987, The Queen has attended Trooping the Colour in a carriage rather than riding, which she did before that on 36 occasions, riding side-saddle and wearing the uniform of the regiment whose Colour was being trooped.
www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk /index.htm   (369 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour, Bangkok — the King's Birthday Parade
Led by their officers and the Colour parties each bearing the standard that is the pride of every fighting unit, the troops marched under the arches bearing the King's photographs to take up positions at the Royal Plaza.
Trooping the Colour officially commenced with the arrival of His Majesty King Bhumipol at 1715 hours to the strains of the Royal Anthem.
Trooping the Colour ended at 1840 hours as the Royal motorcade drove past the troops towards the Ananda Samakhom Throne Hall, which was bathed in a golden glow of lights.
www.tour-bangkok-legacies.com /trooping-the-colour.html   (542 words)

  
 New Issue & Topicals - Stamp Details
Although Her Majesty’s actual birthday is 21 April, the Trooping of the Colour has traditionally been held in June, in what has become the Sovereign's "official" birthday.
Trooping the Colour is also available as a Miniature Sheet featuring all six stamps off set against a rich red border, created from a close-up image of a uniform, and complemented by a swirling, silver script.
Julietta Edgar, Head of Philatelic Sector, Royal Mail said: “Trooping the Colour is the most important Royal parade of the year and we’ve tried to capture the pageantry and performance of this annual event in the stamps.
www.stanleygibbons.com /newissues/include/content_stampdetails.asp?id=1392/05_jun1b   (645 words)

  
 ATH 175 Peoples of the World
Trooping the Colour was originally related to a procedure in battle, but today this celebration of the British flag comes to express the patriotic spirit of the fighting regiments of the past.
This celebration is a symbolic representation of the flag that was trooped in front of the soldiers and is thus commemorated by an event to memorialize the official birthday of the sovereign.
Trooping the Colour is held on Horse Guards Parade in the center of London, on the Queen's official birthday (e.g.
www.units.muohio.edu /ath175/student/MANISES/index.html   (1214 words)

  
 LondonTown.com | London Ceremonies and Traditions
This tradition dates back to the early 18th century when the Colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (Trooped) past soldiers to reinforce the colours of their regiment so that they would recognise them in battle.
Trooping the Colour takes place in June when the Queen leaves Buckingham Palace to her arrival at Horse Guards Parade when a gun salute is fired from Green Park.
Following a performance from the massed bands the 'Colour' is carried down the ranks and the Queen leads the troops to Buckingham Palace.
www.londontown.com /London/London_Ceremonies_and_Traditions   (1524 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour
From about 1700, the colours were carried down the ranks at the end of a day's march and escorted to the billet in which they were to be lodged.
The object of the ceremony was to ensure that each man was acquainted with the device of his own unit and on arrival at the lodging, the colours were normally hung from a doorway or window to mark the battalion headquarters.
The parade was then known as `Lodging the Colours' and all colours of the regiment were 'trooped'.
military-bands.co.uk /trooping.html   (236 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour - The Queen's Birthday Parade
Trooping the Colour is a spectacular and colourful military parade that marks the official birthday of the Queen (whose real birthday is on 21 April).
Every regiment had their own colour, and in order to (vertraut machen) familiarise each man with the flag of their regiment, it became a custom to display–or troop–the colour in front of the soldiers each morning.
Trooping the Colour is now also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade and usually takes place on the second or third Saturday in June.
www.ego4u.de /de/read-on/countries/uk/trooping-the-colour   (439 words)

  
 ...it's Traditional : Trooping the Colour
The ceremonial Trooping the Colour is one of the most colourful and spectacular ceremonial occasions to be seen in London.
The ceremony of trooping the Colour dates back to the beginning of the 18th century or even earlier, when the colours (flags) of the battalion were carried (or 'trooped') down the ranks so that they could be seen by the soldiers and recognised in future.
Trooping the Colour is carried out by troops from the Household Division (both Foot Guards and the Household Cavalry) on Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, London, watched by members of the Royal family, invited guests and members of the public.
traditions-uk.freeservers.com /colour.html   (468 words)

  
 Trooping The Colour Online Encyclopedia Article About Trooping The Colour
Trooping The Colour Online Encyclopedia Article About Trooping The Colour
In the UK, originally the display of the regimental standard to the troops; now usually taken to refer to the annual ceremony on Horse Guards Parade, London, when the monarch reviews one of the five battalions of the Guards regiment and its flag, or colour, is presented.
Do not copy, download, transfer, or otherwise replicate the site content in whole or in part.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /Cambridge/entries/018/Trooping-the-Colour.html   (115 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour - Things to do in London - All in London
The Trooping of the Colour is a parade to celebrate the official birthday of the Sovereign- held annually in June.
The ceremony is the combination of two previous traditions- ‘Trooping the Colour’ and ‘Mounting of the Queens Guard.’ The earliest reference to the traditions dates back to the early eighteenth century, though it may go back much further.
The premise was that the official colours of each regiment would be paraded in view of the guards and protectors of the Royal palaces so that they could be instantly recognised.
www.allinlondon.co.uk /trooping-the-colour.php   (267 words)

  
 Queen marks her official birthday - smh.com.au
The traditional Trooping the Colour ceremony is a pageant of precision and splendour, spanning 250 years of history.
The Queen takes the salute and reviews her immaculate troops as the Colour - a regimental flag - of the Grenadier Guards is this year paraded in a proud ceremony dating back to 1748.
She watches the slow and quick marches of her troops, combined with the intricate marching formations, for which they are renowned.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/06/14/1055220807240.html   (419 words)

  
 ATH 175 Peoples of the World
By participating or supporting Trooping of the Colour, an individual is paralleling support for the social structure already established by the government of the United Kingdom.
Trooping the Colour as a celebration legitimizes the wealth and power held by the royal family.
Trooping the Colour has a great amount of cultural significance in terms of multiple cultural realms that are reached by the Queens influence.
www.units.muohio.edu /ath175/student/MANISES/interpretation.html   (793 words)

  
 Holidays & Festivals > Trooping of the Color
Trooping the Colour is a British celebration, which takes place every year in the same place, Horse Guards Parade, London.
Colours are the names given to the flags of the different parts of the army, also known as regiments.
The Colours of the flag has the king or queen's (sovereign's) colours with the soldiers' colours.
www.internet-at-work.com /hos_mcgrane/holidays/2_ben.html   (375 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour Ceremony - Icons of England
The ‘trooping’ is the carrying of a colour, or regimental flag, along the massed ranks of a battalion of one of the Queen’s Foot Guard regiments, who parade in scarlet tunics and tall bearskin hats.
Originally, a colour was a rallying point in battle, and it was ‘trooped’ so that it could be recognised by every soldier.
Queen Elizabeth II has attended the ceremony for every year of her reign except 1955, when the trooping was cancelled because of a national rail strike.
www.icons.org.uk /nom/nominations/troopingthecolour   (282 words)

  
 Trooping the Colour, London - Whats On in London
Trooping the Colour is a quintessentially English experience of pomp and ceremony.
The Massed Bands pipe out jaunty, military tunes and the Queen herself can be glimpsed at the head of her troops giving her Royal wave to all and sundry.
The tradition of the "trooping of the colours" to show off the flags of the different military orders dates back to 1748 and since Edward VII's reign the Sovereign has taken the salute in person.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /whats_on_8815.html   (196 words)

  
 Trooping The Colour [Archive] - Military Photos
LONDON - JUNE 12: The Queen's Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards is trooped in the presence of The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, to mark her official birthday at Horse Guards Parade on June 12, 2004 in London.
LONDON - JUNE 12: The Queen's Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards is trooped in the presence of Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh to mark her official birthday at Horse Guards Parade on June 12, 2004 in London, England.
LONDON - JUNE 12: The Queen's Colour of First Battalion Grenadier Guards is trooped in the presence of The Queen, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, to mark her official birthday at Horse Guards Parade, on June 12, 2004 in London, England.
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Stamps mark Trooping the Colour
Trooping the Colour marks the Queen's official birthday, and will this year be held on 11 June.
The Queen's actual birthday is 21 April but Trooping the Colour marks her "official" birthday in Britain, with other dates marked around the Commonwealth.
During the ceremony, the Queen inspects the Household Division, soldiers perform a "troop" or musical performance and the regimental colour is passed down the ranks.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/4614835.stm   (287 words)

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