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in honour of the birthday of His Majesty the King with a description by Major J. B. S. Bourne-May (late
Coldstream Guards) from the Horse Guards Parade,
Trooping the Colour in celebration of the King's birthday is one of London's most picturesque annual ceremonies. Broadcast in 1927 and every year since, it has proved one of the most popular outside broadcasts-thanks very largely to the skill of Major Bourne-May, who has given the commentary every year.
Major Bourne-May has himself taken part in the Trooping five times. On the last occasion, in 1923, he commanded the Escort to the Colour found by the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards, who are finding the Colour again this year.


Unknown: Major J. B. S. Bourne-May

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