The Honourable Artillery Company
is a Registered CHARITY (for Tax Purposes) that is affiliated to six public schools - Eton, Harrow, Marlborough, Radley, Rugby and Wellington - to facilitate communication with the schools and to inform students of the opportunities available to them in The City .
The 'HAC' runs a Cadet Battalion staffed by "young City workers" that fires these salutes and provide 'guards of honour' for the likes of The Lord Mayor of The City' - who is the leader of the Corporation of London and represents & promotes London's "financial sector".
The "Lord Mayor" of Tax Avoidance With "The Birthday Girl Queen"(This is not the Mayor of London who is something else again.)
- Some joker called Roberto Saviano (a Mafia / Corruption journalist-expert) reckons that London's 'City' off-shore based tax avoidance and money laundering activities make the UK the most corrupt Nation in the World. He says that 90% of London's financial capital owners are based off-shore.
".. this is about your life - this is about your government".
Ah - The Queen has TWO Birthdays every year - as befits her position of privilege over & above her subjects - who only have one birthday.