The Duke of Edinburgh took the salute October 24 at a parade at Bergen Hohne Barracks, near Hanover, Germany, to mark the amalgamation of two regiments.
G.V. ARMY OFFICER AND GUESTS STAND AS PRINCE PHILIP ARRIVES.
CU.PAN PRINCES PHILIP WITH OFFICERS WALKING TO DAIS.
G.V. NEW COLOUR BEING UN-CASED.
L.V. PRIEST WALKING ON FOR DRUM HEAD SERVICE.
L.V. PRINCE PHILIP WALKS OVER TO PRESENT COLOUR.
G.V. PRINCE PHILIP WALKS BACK TO SALUTING DAIS.
S.V. OFFICERS STAND.
G.V. PRINCE TAKING SALUTE AT MARCH PAST.
Initials JRG/CW A.W./P.B.
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Background: The Duke of Edinburgh took the salute October 24 at a parade at Bergen Hohne Barracks, near Hanover, Germany, to mark the amalgamation of two regiments.
The two P the 8th King's Royal Irish Hussars and the 4th Queen's Own Hussars. The Duke will be Colonel-in-Chief of the new one: the Queen's Royal Irish Hussars.
At the parade the Duke read a message from Sir Winston Churchill, who served in the Fourth Hussars, regretting he could not be present and saying the parade marked a beginning, not an end. Sir Winston is to be one of the colonels of the new regiment, together with Air-Marshal Sir John Baldwin.
The Duke, in uniform as the new regiment's colonel-in-chief, presented it with a guidon (standard) inscribed with the many battle honours of both regiments.