York & North Yorkshire

Queen's 90th birthday: York royal gun salute takes place

Gun salute in York Image copyright Max Bryan
Image caption Army Reserve soldiers from 101st Regiment Royal Artillery, based in Gateshead, fired the salute

A royal gun salute has been fired in York to mark the Queen's official 90th birthday.

Army Reserve soldiers from 101st Regiment Royal Artillery fired three 105mm Light Guns at 12:00 BST in Museum Gardens at 15-second intervals.

York is the only saluting station in the north or England, with others in UK cities including London, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff.

Events are taking place around the country as part of the celebrations.

Image copyright Max Bryan
Image caption The ceremony took place at Museum Gardens in York

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