A 21-Gun Feu De Joie was fired at Fort Charlotte in Lerwick on June 11 to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Guests were invited by 105 Regiment Royal Artillery’s 212 (Highland) Battery to enjoy the noon celebration.
A Feu De Joie (Fire of Joy) is a form of formal gun fire consisting of a celebratory Gun Salute, described as a ‘running fire of guns’. It is used on rare landmark occasions of national rejoicing.
Music was provided by the band of 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (7SCOTS).
Lord-Lieutenant of Shetland Bobby Hunter took the salute. He also enjoyed the unusual opportunity to fire one of the guns afterwards, an experience he thoroughly enjoyed! The Lord-Lieutenant was later presented with an engraved shell casing to mark the event.
Among the other guests were Brigadier Ben Wrench, Commander 51st Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland, Alistair Carmichael, MP for Orkney and Shetland, NHS Shetland Chair Gary Robinson and NHS Shetland Integration Joint Board Chief Officer Brian Chittick. Mr Chittick is also the organisation’s Armed Forces Champion.