Trooping the Colour – 2017

A year has gone past since my last post, and because of that I was going to skip posting a video of Trooping the Colour this year. But this afternoon, just out of interest I had a look at the video this year, and I was so impressed that I decided to post it.

The features this year, including a minute’s silence for recent tragic events in the UK, are all explained in the video. Apart from all that, I was struck by the clarity of the video at full screen size and 1080P HD format in an overview of the whole parade ground. This was followed immediately by a short piece filmed with an old camera.

There are many sections of the video worth seeing, but if all else fails, the part that really touched me starts at the 2.23.00 mark, and it this that influenced me to post the video.

4 thoughts on “Trooping the Colour – 2017”

  1. Hi John,

    It took me a few days to focus on the “2017” part of “Trooping the Colour” heading to realize it was a new posting … only to find that, as with so many items these days, the video element didn’t appear in my default browser (IE11).

    No matter, all works fine in Chrome and Edge (which I haven’t warmed to as yet) … so I look forward to enjoying this offering soon.

    Cheers, Ralph

    • Hi Ralph,

      I wondered if you’d see the new post. So good on you. I’m not sure how long the video will stay on YouTube before it’s removed. This happens quite a bit with videos on my site. Maybe they are posted on YouTube by people who have copied them from TV, and the owner of the copyright has instructed YouTube to withdraw them.

      Strange that IE11 won’t play the video element. Maybe your IE11 browser is missing a plugin, such as Flash (free), or maybe the plugin (whatever it is) no longer supports IE11.

      Computers continue to be puzzles.


  2. Hi John,

    Confirmation that I thoroughly enjoyed making it all the way thru this video. Every detail of pomp and ceremony was unexpectedly enjoyable and I now am sorry that I did not make more of an effort to attend such a performance during my three trips to the UK back in the 80’s.

    Cheers, Ralph

    • Hi Ralph.

      I’m glad you enjoyed seeing the whole Trooping. It’s quite an experience once you get caught up in it, especially with the brass bands and marching music. My interest goes back to the early 1950’s when the highlights were recorded on LP.

      I’m also glad you saw the video before YouTube make it unavailable (for copyright reasons), which they do to quite a few of the videos I embed on in my posts.

      I think the Trooping is booked well in advance.



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