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27 November 2017 - Navy Performs Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Historic First

Publié par Marion Coste le 27/11/2017

Royal Navy steps in to perform Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace
Maryse Godden (The Times, 27/11/2017)
Royal Navy sailors performed the Changing of the Guard ceremony yesterday outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in its 357-year history.
Thousands of tourists gathered outside the palace gates in the crisp wintry weather as 86 sailors from 45 ships performed the routine following a month of practice.
The Changing of the Guard is traditionally carried out between Foot Guards from the Army’s Household Division regiments wearing their signature red tunics.
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Historic First

 

 

Navy performs Buckingham Palace changing of the guard for first time in ceremony's 357-year history
(ABC News, 27/11/2017)
It only took 357 years, but Royal Navy sailors have for the first time performed the tradition-laden Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace in central London.
Thousands of tourists gathered outside the palace gates in crisp wintry weather on Sunday as 86 sailors from 45 ships performed the familiar ritual, typically carried out by regiments of the Army's Household Division.
Warrant Officer 1st Class Eddie Wearing said he was daunted but excited by the chance to take part in the ceremony, which dates back to 1660.
 


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"Massive Privilege"

Sailors perform Changing the Guard in historic first
(BBC News, 26/11/2017)
Royal Navy sailors have performed the Changing of the Guard outside Buckingham Palace for the first time in the ceremony's 357-year history.
Eighty-six sailors from 45 Royal Navy ships and establishments spent a month preparing ahead of the first ceremony on Sunday morning.
Warrant Officer Eddie Wearing said it was a "massive privilege".
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Armed Forces
 

No offence to sailors, but they are only guarding Buckingham Palace because there aren't enough soldiers
Charles Moore (The Telegraph, 26/11/2017)

 

The pleasant spectacle of soldiers guarding the Queen should not distract from the parlous state of our Armed Forces
The Royal Navy changed the guard at Buckingham Palace on Sunday for the first time ever. No doubt the Queen will be loyally guarded by Jolly Jack (and Jill) Tars, who will be proud to do it. But is this is the best use of their skills? A sailor is trained to sail ships. A soldier is trained on his feet, with a rifle.
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"27 November 2017 - Navy Performs Changing of the Guard Ceremony in Historic First", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), novembre 2017. Consulté le 20/05/2019. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2017/27-november-2017-navy-performs-changing-of-the-guard-ceremony-in-historic-first