Devon marks King Charles III coronation anniversary with 21-gun salute

A 21-round gun salute at HMS Drake on Coronation Day, 2024
Gun salutes happened at locations around the country at 12:00 BST on 6 May [BBC]

A 21-gun salute took place at HMS Drake in Plymouth to commemorate Coronation Day.

The salute happened at 12:00 BST, a year on from when King Charles III was crowned.

Gun salutes took place across the country.

Chief Petty Officer Craig Brook-Hewitt, who is chief of the guard at HMS Drake, said it was "an honour" to be a part of the event.

He said: "It's a big celebration, 21 guns, it's not just us, we're the primary saluting station in the south west... you have all over the country doing this, 21-gun salute at dead on 12 o'clock today."

CPO Brook-Hewitt said the salute took "roughly just under a minute".

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