On day-three of his four-day State visit, France's soldier-President, Charles de Gaulle - April 7-took part in a ceremony that may well have reminded him of the days before he gave up the army for politics.
GV. Carriages arrive on Horse guard Parade (SOF).
SV. General de Gaulle and Duke of Edinburgh arrive in carriage.
CU. PAN. Ditto.
SV. Gen de Gaulle greeted by Duke of Gloucester.
LV. De Gaulle and others onto saluting base (SOF).
SIDE V. De Gaulle at salute.
GV. PAN. "Marseillaise" (French Anthem SOF).
LV. Guards and flag raised.
GV. De Gaulle and Duke of Edinburgh in Landrover reviewing (SOF).
SV. PAN. Ditto review.
CU. PAN. Ditto
LV. ZOOM BACK. De Gaulle reviewing.
STV. Ditto (Applause SOF).
STV. Troops round up (SOF).
GV. King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery and gun carriages parading past dais (SOF).
LV. Ditto past de Gaulle at salute.
LV. Gun carriages and teams past.
SCU. Mounted band passing.
LV. Household Cavalry passing review stand.
SBV. Ditto (SOF).
SV. Ditto past review stand.
LV. AND ZOOM..Guards march past review stand (SOF).
SV. De Gaulle taking salute PAN to bandsmen passing.
LV. Guards marching (SOF).
GV. Ditto (SOF).
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Background: On day-three of his four-day State visit, France's soldier-President, Charles de Gaulle - April 7-took part in a ceremony that may well have reminded him of the days before he gave up the army for politics. He reviewed the Household troops on Horse Guards Parade, London. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh he drove in sunshine to the parade in an open carriage. A Captain's Escort was provided by the Household Cavalry.
On arrival the President was greeted by the Duke of Gloucester, who presented the Colonels of the Regiments of the Household Brigade. The Brigade is made up from the foot guards and the Horse Guards. A mass band drawn from the units on parade played the French national anthem.
After his inspection from a Landrover, the French President watched the impressive and colourful sight of the march past. Men of the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, led the parade, followed by Household Cavalry. Next came the Grenadier Guards, the Irish Guards and the Coldstream Guards. The mass bands provided music for the parade from a position just in front of the saluting base.
President de Gaulle and the Duke of Edinburgh returned to Buckingham Palace by car, at the end of the parade.