Search

Twilight 21 gun salute fired by Finsbury regiment marks outbreak of WWI

12:40 19 August 2014

The Honourable Artillery Company fire a 21-Gun twilight salute at the Tower of London as part of the commemorative events marking the outbreak of the First World War.  Pic: Jackie Pringle

The Honourable Artillery Company fire a 21-Gun twilight salute at the Tower of London as part of the commemorative events marking the outbreak of the First World War. Pic: Jackie Pringle

Archant

A special 21-gun salute was held by Islington’s Honourable Artillery Company to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

The shots began in twilight and finished in the dark. Pic: Jackie PringleThe shots began in twilight and finished in the dark. Pic: Jackie Pringle

The shots were fired at one minute intervals as crowds looked on the Tower of London’s ceramic poppy installation as the Last Post sounded.

At 9.10pm the first barrage was fired under the late evening sky and by the time the final round was fired 20 minutes later, day had become night.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

54 minutes ago
Prof Patel

The borough’s annual Word Festival kicks off this month with a focus on the power of the written and spoken word to boost mental health and wellbeing.

13:47
Cllr Richard Greening has been sworn in as Islington's new mayor

Cllr Richard Greening named as 51st modern mayor of borough

Yesterday, 16:54
The winning building in Tabernacle Street

A Shoreditch nightclub decimated by a fire - famously started by a kiss - has risen from the ashes in the form of an office, and is now one of 38 of RIBA’s winning projects demonstrating exceptional new architecture in London.

Yesterday, 15:54
King's Cross has been evacuated (Picture by Jake Ellacott)

King’s Cross station is open again after a fire alarm led to the evacuation of tens of thousands of bank holiday travellers.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Islington Gazette e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder