• Short Summary

    Armoured cars led Hongkong's biggest Queen's Birthday parade for years on Friday (21 April). More?

  • Description

    Armoured cars led Hongkong's biggest Queen's Birthday parade for years on Friday (21 April). More than a thousand servicemen took part in an initial salute at the polo grounds before marching down Nathan Road -- the main road of Kowloon -- back to their barracks.

    It was the first time the parade had been held on the Kowloon side since 1964.

    Fourteen Army, Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and Police units were represented in the parade. The famous Gurkhas, marching their well-known 140 steps per minute, also took part.

    Police had expected trouble from student demonstrators during the march, but there were no incidents as the parade moved down Nathan Road past thousands of onlookers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8DF0G6KNX28PLVIP41SIYXJFQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA8DF0G6KNX28PLVIP41SIYXJFQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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