Exploring History

Trooping the Colour through the years

Posted on: June 11, 2020

This year’s major event may be cancelled but we have a podcast and video to keep give a taste of it.

The Director has arranged an interview with the man who usually co-ordinates this iconic ceremony, Warrant Officer Class 1 (Garrison Sergeant Major Andrew Stokes. ‘Big Vern’, as he is known gives his unique perspective on the parade….its origins, how it is planned and its relevance today. He also shares welcome news about the ceremony to be held in Windsor on Saturday 13th June to mark Her Majesty’s official birthday.

Bearskins, Bayonets & Bravery – Notesfrom The Guards Museum Episode 11 Listen here

Our latest video looks back over past ceremonies with old footage and images to show how the event has changed ovetr the years.