Region’s troops mark Duke’s birthday

Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Sylvia Dunkley, inspects troops at York
Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Coun Sylvia Dunkley, inspects troops at York
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TROOPS from across the north of England were inspected by Sheffield’s Lord Mayor Sylvia Dunkley at an event to mark the 90th birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh.

Coun Dunkley travelled to York for the event in Museum Gardens, in the city centre.

She accompanied senior Army officer for Yorkshire and the North East, Brigadier Greville Bibby, to inspected the gun crews who fired a salute to Prince Philip on the stroke of noon.

The salute was fired by 4th Regiment Royal Artillery, some of whose members come from South Yorkshire.

The salute consisted of the firing of 21 rounds from three guns at 15 second intervals. The light field guns, which were brought into service for Royal Salutes in 2008, have been used in service in the Falklands and latterly in Afghanistan.