60 seconds with Capt Matteo Bono, Guard Commander for the Tower of London, Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery United Kingdom Public Duties Contingent

Video / October 21, 2021


(MB): Oh, I need to repeat that. Sorry, I messed it up.

(woman): It is 1RCHA.

(MB): No, they’re RCA. It was before the Horse was formed. Sorry.

Cut. Uncut.

Hi, I am Captain Matteo Bono, and I am the Captain of the Guard for the Tower of London, and this is 60 Seconds With.

(woman): And, go.

(MB): “Have you seen any Royals yet?”

No, I have not, sadly.

“What is UBIQUE 150?”

UBIQUE 150 is the 150th anniversary of A & B Batteries in the RCA.

“Why did you join the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery?”

I joined to become a forward observer, and in the airborne detachment. Of which I have made it there.

“Why is the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery (RCA) conducting Public Duties in the UK?”

As part of our 150th anniversary, the Crown invited us to conduct Queen’s Guard at various locations such as Windsor Castle, Tower of London, and St. James, Buckingham Palace.

“What is one thing you’d ask Queen Elizabeth?”

I would like to thank her for this opportunity, and as well ask her to host me at all of her mass dinners.

“Have you been sightseeing yet?”

I have. It’s really nice.

“What is the selection process for the UK Public Duties contingency?”

130 of us were selected due to our high standard of dress, drill and deportment.

And scene.

(woman): Perfect. We’re done?

(MB): And that’s 60 seconds with myself, Captain Matteo Bono, Captain of the Guard, Tower of London.

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