National Geographic : 1935 Apr
Photograph by Maynard Owen Williams TROOPING THE COLOUR IS THE HOUSEHOLD BRIGADE'S BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO ITS COLONEL-IN-CHIEF-THE KING On June 3, bands play, feet tramp, colors are dipped, and His Majesty, on a splendid charger, reviews the troopson the Horse Guards Parade inLondon. Apart of England's "thin red line" is drawn up on parade against the Admiralty in the background (see illustration, page 449). Music isfurnished bythe mounted band ofthe Royal Horse Guards. Waterloo Place, in the midst of which rises the Guards' Memorial column, is related to the Crimeanrather than the Napoleonic wars.