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In pictures > Trooping the Colour preparations May 13, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Army Life, The Royals.

Although this photo set is a bit old, dates back to 2006, it seems appropriate to post it, especially in relation to previous post, about the Queens’ Guards in X-Rated clips!

Now, don’t get it mixed-up, cause that’s not Daniel Radcliffe in Equus! That’s British Troops! Way of Life for lucky Brits! And don’t tell me that if you were there, you wouldn’t get inspired by looking at all those hotties, semi-naked?

british_troops.jpg Go, click the link and go to view all that eye-candy at > Trooping the Colour preparations

Quoting also from BBC’s narrations >

Preparations for Trooping the Colour, the military pageant to mark the Queen’s official birthday celebrations, have begun.
Soldiers from the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery pay great attention to detail while cleaning and polishing equipment for the parade.
The ceremony dates back to at least the early 18th Century, when the colours of the battalion were carried (trooped) down the ranks so they could be seen by the soldiers…
…It was vital for a soldier to be able to recognise his own regiment’s colours as they were used as rally points during battles.
The event today is much the same as it was at the time of the Battle of Waterloo, with regiments following the same routines.
The troops participating in the parade are drawn from the Household Division.
It is considered a great honour to take part in the ceremony. The participating regiments make sure that the horses and soldiers will look resplendent.
Trooping the Colour will take place 17 June on Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London.
All photos: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images. Source and Copyright: BBC

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