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Fascinating trivia (and any goofs) connected with the film

- The colour trooped on the day shown (Saturday June 11th 1960) was that of the 3rd. Bn. Grenadier Guards. Those shots are a historic record as a few weeks afterwards the Battalion was disbanded, or placed in "suspended animation" as the army prefers to call it.

- The Escort to the Colour was commanded by Major I.M..Erskine, and the Ensign who carried the Colour was Second-Lieutenant J.G.Cluff.

- Report of the ceremony:
Because of wet weather early on the morning of 11th. June, the Guards had been ordered to wear capes for their march to the Horse Guards. That their removal was effected before the arrival of the Queen, will long be regarded as a miracle by the Field Officer, and the subject of several nightmares during the following weeks.

- Some of the shots of the ceremony used are actually of the rehersals on the two preceeding Saturdays.

Thanks to ex-guardsman Graham Odell for the above information.

- The film was shown on TV in the UK on the afternoon of Sunday, July 28th, 1974. It hasn't been shown on TV since then.
Thanks to David Rayner for that

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