1st Battalion The Scots Guards to troop Colour for Queen's birthday 07 June 2011
Soldiers of the Household Division will be on parade to mark the Queen’s Official Birthday on Saturday (11 June) on Horse Guards Parade at the ceremony known as Trooping the Colour.
This year the Colour being trooped in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen is that of the 1st Battalion Scots Guards. The Duke of Edinburgh and the Royal Colonels (the Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge, The Princess Royal and the Duke of Kent) will also be on parade.
More than 1,300 Officers and Soldiers will be on parade in the traditional uniforms of the Household Cavalry, Royal Horse Artillery, and Foot Guards. Many more will be working behind the scenes to ensure all goes smoothly.
There will be 241 horses on parade and 327 musicians from 10 Bands and Corps of Drums will march and play as one. The famous Drum Horses of the Mounted Bands will also be on parade.
The troops start forming up on Horse Guards Parade from 0915 onwards. Her Majesty leaves Buckingham Palace at 1045 and arrives on the parade at 1100, returning to Buckingham Palace at 1220.
The Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery will fire a Gun Salute in Green Park at 1252. The RAF Flypast will be at 1300.