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Col Seruiratu Watches Queen’s Birthday Event

Republic of Fiji Military Forces chief of staff, Colonel Litea Seruiratu, joined thousands to watch Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations in London. Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400
13 Jun 2016 10:12
Col Seruiratu Watches Queen’s Birthday Event
Colonel Litea Seruiratu (left) at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Litea Seruiratu Facebook page

Republic of Fiji Military Forces chief of staff, Colonel Litea Seruiratu, joined thousands to watch Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebrations in London.

Over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together for the Trooping of Colour in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare to mark the Queen’s official birthday.
Colonel Seruiratu was invited to attend the parade.

The streets were lined with crowds waving flags as the parade moved from Buckingham Palace and down The Mall to Horse Guard’s Parade, alongside Members of the Royal Family on horseback and in carriages.

Trooping the Colour is a military ceremony and dates back to at least the early 18th century. The colours (flags) of the battalion are carried (or trooped) down the ranks. This year The Queen’s Colour of the Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards was trooped.

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