On special days such as anniversaries and birthdays, Royal salutes are fired by military personnel across the UK and abroad. However, tradition dictates that when a special day falls on a Sunday, the Royal salute is not fired until the following day. This year, therefore, The Green Park will host The King’s Troop Royal House Artillery to fire a 41 Gun salute at 12 noon on Monday 7 February.
The Band of the Grenadier Guards will perform celebratory music near the firing position in The Green Park in anticipation of their arrival. Whilst a Royal Salute normally comprises 21 rounds, this is increased to 41 rounds if fired from a Royal Park such as The Green Park, or from a Royal Residence.
The gun fire is extremely loud and we therefore advise those walking dogs to avoid the area at this time to prevent the animals being startled. Ear defenders are recommended for attendees to the Gun salute.