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London Video of the Week: Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah and Trooping the Colour

The Foreign Office tipped us off about this great video ahead of the Queen’s birthday celebrations tomorrow.

In the film, Major Nana Twumasi-Ankrah reminisces about watching the Queen’s Birthday Parade on TV as a child in Ghana; and now he commands the very regiment he saw taking part all those years ago! (Different soldiers now, of course, but still very impressive.)

As the first black officer commissioned in the Household Cavalry commanding 120 men and 120 horses, the Major believes the diverse make-up of his regiment embodies the wider modern Britain where “officers from so many backgrounds all mix together as one.”

It gives a lovely picture of how people on the inside of London’s pomp and ceremony are still excited by what they do.

If you’re interested in Ghanian culture in London, you can check out the Ghana in London entry in our World in London series.