What's behind a 62-gun salute?

A stark contrast from their day jobs in the mud on Salisbury Plain - the men of 34 Battery, part of 14 Regiment Royal Artillery, were this year given the honour of firing the Royal Salute for the Queen's birthday.

The celebrations were marked with 62 blasts from three guns at the Tower of London.

WARNING: Contains loud gun blasts

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Narration by Lt Col Paul Bates and Sgt Maj Edward Ellershaw - 14 Regiment Royal Artillery.

All images subject to copyright. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 23 April 2013.

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