Kingsbury featured in Queen’s Jubilee Commemorative Album

Kingsbury are proud to be featured in the official publication for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. 

Her Majesty The Queen: The Official Jubilee Pageant Commemorative Album, published by St James’s House, features more than 250 photographs from Queen Elizabeth II’s historic tenure as the UK’s longest-reigning monarch. 

Tracking Her Majesty’s reign from the trials of the Second World War, to her unifying influence in the present day, the publication celebrates an unprecedented and unmatched 70-year leadership of our Country and the Commonwealth. 

Alongside a unique view of Her Majesty’s service, the publication also tracks key developments in society, technology, and business both globally and in the UK. 

Kingsbury are delighted to be featured alongside a selection of noteworthy individuals and organisations from across the country. These features are dedicated to those who have contributed to both the Jubilee celebrations and the nation. 

Our contribution

In collaboration with Babcock International Group, Kingsbury designed a bespoke manufacturing solution for an essential component in the ceremonial 13-pound guns used to salute Her Majesty.

Over 100 years since the original futchels were made, Kingsbury employed reverse engineering and additive manufacturing to create replacement parts, ensuring the ceremonial guns stay in service.

The futchel is part of the gun’s limber frame and is made up of two outer and two inner chassis rails. Kingsbury replicated this component using GEFERTEC machines and cutting-edge 3D metal printing techniques. The article also praised Kingsbury’s staff, whose ‘highest standard’ of training enables us to deliver ‘the perfect engineering solution’. 

Kingsbury have been featured in the publication for our contribution to UK engineering and manufacturing, innovation, and willingness to support projects and initiatives that benefit the country as a whole.