Happy Birthday Prince Charles from York

The salute in York Credit: MoD

A 21-gun Royal Salute in York marked the 65th birthday of The Prince of Wales today.

Military music filled the streets as the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band marched from Duncombe Place, near York Minster, to the Museum Gardens attracting crowds of shoppers, visitors and schoolchildren.

The salute was fired on the stroke of noon by three 105 mm Light Guns fired by officers and soldiers of 93 Battery 5th Regiment Royal Artillery. 5th Regiment Royal Artillery or the Yorkshire Gunners as the unit is known, is based in Marne Barracks, Catterick.