Trooping the colour

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Trooping the colour

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it was short and sweet very impressive
Our Queen look very nice the commentator said she was tapping foot at the music
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Bit early for me but I recorded it for later.

I never miss it and it's a rare year when I don't stand up and scream at the screen "Stand still. You're like a field of bloody corn!"

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I couldn't see much lorry only when I press my nose against the screen and I couldn't stand up all that time
The band play magnificent
It's on again tonight at 8 p.m.
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I missed it too but I'll watch the highlights tonight. I always enjoy the music.

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The band play magnificent

When we were allowed to listen.

When will the BBC realise that with cameras you don't need a running commentary like radio all the time.

Why must Huw Edwards talk over everything?

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Stunning!

And our Queen is an absolute Legend! 95, incredible. And tomorrow entertaining President Biden.

You simply have to admire her.

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here here :clap:
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My late husband Bill was in the Grenadier guards and marched on all the occasions, even marched on the Queen's Coronation.
Here is a photo of him second from the left.

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Did you ever go and watch him Maursey? Were you allowed to?

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wow very impressive Mo
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No I never watched him. He was in the Guards from 1952 to 55. I met him at The Hammersmith Palais in 54 just after he was flown home from Egypt when they had The Suez Crisis, and we married in 55 the day after he was demobbed.

Twin sis and I use to meet a lot of Guardsmen in Trafalgar square in their normal uniform before then. She married a man in the Scotts Guards. We use to like guardsmen as they were nice and tall. Ha Ha.

Here is a photo of Bill bottom left in his normal guards uniform. On the right of him is is best mate Stan who married his sister. They only wore those bearskins etc when on parade. He paraded most at St James Palace, now and again at Buckingham Palace.


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There are women in the Guards now. And not particularly tall.

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Sizeism is discriminatory and illegal!

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Not sure that is illegal.
I was talking to one of my nurses earlier and she told me that because of Covid she was made redundant from her job as an electrician.

She tried to get into the fire service as a fire fighter but they told her she was not tall enough.
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purwell wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 21:28
Not sure that is illegal.
I was talking to one of my nurses earlier and she told me that because of Covid she was made redundant from her job as an electrician.

She tried to get into the fire service as a fire fighter but they told her she was not tall enough.
It is.

If you say a candidate must be six feet or over, by the very nature of things you are discriminating in favour of men.

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Maybe she was rejected using Body Mass Index number.
She is quite a curvy lady.
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laurie53 wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 20:34
Sizeism is discriminatory and illegal!
When I was younger it wasn't. The tallest guardsmen were in the first Battalion. My Bill was only 5ft eleven so wasn't in the first, he was in the 3rd battalion.
All of this discrimination malarky has been the rule years later. Some of it is so ridiculously crazy.

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I once went to a council meeting where a female member of staff apologise for being late and said she had been "personning" (manning) the switchboard over the lunch break.

No one even raised an eyebrow!

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Didn't policeMEN have to be over a certain height, once?

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My dad was a London Met policeman before he joined the navy in 1942/3. I seem to vaguely remember something to do with a height requirement. It didn't affect dad as he was 6ft.
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