DETAILS OF THE SOVEREIGN'S BIRTHDAY PARADE FROM 1895 TO DATE


27th May 1911 - The first Trooping the Colour parade during King George V's reign.
It was previously reported that no parade took place in 1911 due to the preparations for the coronation of the new king.
However
click here for The Times review of this parade (Information researched by Linda Death)

 

Year Date Colour Salute taken by Remarks
1890 Sat 31 May 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Prince of Wales  
1891 Sat 22 May 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards Queen Victoria  
1892 Sat 25 May 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards Queen Victoria  
1893 Sat 8 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards Queen Victoria  
1894 Sat 26 May 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Prince of Wales  
1895 Fri 24 May 1st Battalion, Scots Guards Queen Victoria Held at Windsor Castle
1895 Sat 25 May 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Prince of Wales Held at Horse Guards Parade
1896 Wed 20 May 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Prince of Wales  
1897 Mon 24 May 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Prince of Wales  
1898 Sat 21 May 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Prince of Wales  
1899 Sat 3 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Prince of Wales  
1900 Wed 23 May 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Prince of Wales Royal Guards Reserve Regiment form one of the Guards
1901 Fri 24 May 1st Battalion, Scots Guards King Edward VII Colours presented to the 3rd Battalion, Scots Guards
1902 Fri 30 May 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, The King Colours presented to the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards
1903 Fri 26 Jun 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1904 Fri 26 Jun 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King Short Magazine Lee–Enfield Mk I appears
1905 Cancelled due to bad weather
1906
1907 Fri 28 Jun 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The King Short Magazine Lee–Enfield Mk III appears
1908 Sat 26 Jun 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1909 Cancelled due to bad weather
1910 Cancelled due to Court Mourning
1911 Sat 27 May 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards King George V  
1912 Fri 22 Jun 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1913 Fri 14 Jun 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The King  
1914 Fri 26 Jun 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King  
1915 Cancelled due to First World War
1916
1917
1918
1919 Tue 3 June 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King Held in Hyde Park; the largest ever parade with 11 Guards, all dressed in Service Dress, the Guards Machine Gun Regiment form one of the Guards
1920 Sat 5 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King Held in Hyde Park; dressed in Service Dress
1921 Sat 4 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King Held at Horse Guards Parade; Return to full uniform
1922 Sat 3 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1923 Sat 4 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The King  
1924 Tue 3 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The King  
1925 Wed 3 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The King  
1926 Cancelled due to General Strike
1927 Sat 4 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King  
1928 Sat 3 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1929 Sat 4 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Duke of Connaught The King was ill
1930 Tue 3 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Prince of Wales The King was ill
1931 Sat 6 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King  
1932 Sat 4 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King  
1933 Sat 3 June 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The King  
1934 Mon 4 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The King  
1935 Mon 3 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The King  
1936 Tue 23 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards King Edward VIII  
1937 Wed 9 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards King George VI  
1938 Thu 9 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The King  
1939 Wed 3 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Duke of Gloucester The King was in Canada and the USA, six Guards present.This would be the first Trooping the Colour to be televised live by the BBC Television Service.
1940 Cancelled due to Second World War
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947 Thu 12 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King All ranks wore Battle Dress, all officers on parade did not have swords, except the Regimental Sergeant Major; Rifle No 4 appears. Last parade when the King was mounted
1948 Cancelled due to bad weather
1949 Thu 9 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The King Full dress uniform resumed. The King took the salute in the 1902 State Landau
1950 Thu 8 June 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The King George VI's last parade. Took the salute again in the 1902 State Landau
1951 Thu 7 June 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Princess Elizabeth The King was ill, the princess wore her red full dress uniform for the first time and was mounted on Winston
1952 Thu 5 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards Queen Elizabeth II  
1953 Thu 11 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Prince Philip present in Field Marshal's uniform
1954 Thu 10 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen Five Guards on parade
1955 Cancelled due to National Rail Strike
1956 Wed 31 May 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Eight Guards resume
1957 Wed 13 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Imperial
1958 Thu 12 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen  
1959 Sat 13 June 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen Start of regular Saturday parades; 3rd Battalion, Coldstream Guards placed in suspended animation, National Service ends.
1960 Sat 11 June 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen L1A1 Self-Loading Rifle appears; 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards placed in suspended animation, number of Guardsmen in each Guard reduced from 76 to 70.
1961 Sat 10 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Imperial
1962 Sat 2 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 10th Trooping by the Queen
1963 Sat 8 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Seven Guards on parade; the Queen mounted on a grey police horse named "Doctor"
1964 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Imperial
1965 Wed 12 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Imperial
1966 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Doctor, 15th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1967 Sat 10 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen The Queen mounted on Doctor
1968 Sat 8 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen Number of Guards laid down as eight, the Queen mounted on Neill
1969 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen The Queen rides Burmese for the first time
1970 Sat 13 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen This was the first Trooping the Colour to be televised and aired live in colour on BBC One
1971 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 20th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1972 Sat 3 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 20th Trooping by the Queen
1973 Sat 2 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
1974 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen  
1975 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen  
1976 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 25th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1977 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen 25th Trooping by the Queen, held as part of the nationwide celebrations of her Silver Jubilee since accession
1978 Sat 3 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Held as part of the nationwide celebrations of her Silver Jubilee since the Coronation of 1953
1979 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen  
1980 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen  
1981 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen Blanks fired at the Queen by Marcus Sarjeant
Parade marked 30th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1982 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 30th Trooping by the Queen. Number of Guards reduced from eight to six due to the Falklands War
1983 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Eight Guards resume
1984 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen  
1985 Sat 15 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen  
1986 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen Last parade when the Queen was mounted,marked 35th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1987 Sat 13 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen  
1988 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen L85A1 (SA80) Rifle appears.
1989 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen  
1990 Sat 16 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
1991 Sat 15 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 40th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1992 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 40th Trooping by the Queen. Last parade with eight Guards. Last appearance of the Princess of Wales in the official party.
1993 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen Six Guards on parade; 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards and 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards placed in suspended animation, parade marked the 40th anniversary of the Queen's 1953 coronation
1994 Sat 11 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards placed in suspended animation; represented by Nijmegen Company
1995 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen  
1996 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen 45th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
1997 Sat 14 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen 2nd Bn represented by F Company; first appearance of the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery
1998 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
1999 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen  
2000 Sat 17 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 2nd Bn represented by No. 7 Company
2001 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 2nd Bn represented by Nijmegen Company, marked the 50th anniversary of the Queen's first salute in the Trooping
2002 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen 50th Trooping by the Queen, held as part of the nationwide celebrations of her Golden Jubilee since accession
2003 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen First time when The Duke Of Edinburgh arrived with the Queen in a carriage and not on horseback
2004 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen  
2005 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen First appearance of the Duchess of Cornwall in the official party
2006 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
2007 Sat 16 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 2nd Bn represented by No. 7 Company
2008 Sat 14 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
2009 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen  
2010 Sat 12 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen  
2011 Sat 11 June 1st Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen Prince William rides in escort behind the Queen's carriage as the colonel of the Irish Guards. The Duchess of Cambridge rides in procession for the first time. 60th time The Queen took salute as she did in 1951 on behalf of her father.
2012 Sat 16 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 60th Trooping by the Queen as Sovereign
2013 Sat 15 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen Prince Philip was not in attendance due to ill health. The Duke of Kent took his place beside the Queen.
2014 Sat 14 June 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen 2nd Bn represented by Nijmegen Company
2015 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen  
2016 Sat 11 June 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen 2nd Battalion represented by No. 7 Company
2017 Sat 17 June 1st Battalion, Irish Guards The Queen 65th Trooping by the Queen. Prince Philip and the Duke of Kent not in uniform. First time in 8 years Irish guards Trooped their colour
2018 Sat 9 June 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards The Queen Prince Philip not in attendance, the Duke of Kent flanked HM the Queen at the saluting base. First appearance of the Duchess of Sussex in the official party. First time bagpipes are played during the march past on the troop when neither the Scots or Irish are trooping. First time Duke of York is present as the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
2019 Sat 8 June 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards The Queen Prince Philip not in attendance, Rifle 5.56mm L85A3 appears
2020 Sat 13 June 1st Battalion, Welsh Guards The Queen A short parade was held at Windsor Castle as a result of 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. It was configured to comply with social distancing standards
2021 Sat 12 June 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards The Queen 2nd Battalion represented by F Coy, Scots Guards. For the third time in history, the Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Kent in place of her recently deceased husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Full parade cancelled, and a short parade at Windsor Castle occurred as a result of 2020–2021 COVID-19 pandemic. It was configured to comply with social distancing standards

1953 Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour
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