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Piping pioneers

THE Vancouver Police Pipe Band march down The Mall after performing at the Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

They became the first non-military pipe band to perform in the ceremony's 350-year history.

Pipe Sergeant Bob Murphie said that the trip had been about two years in the making and was "very significant". He said that in order to take part in the historic event, they had to "raise the standard of our band in terms of drill and deportment and music".

Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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