Want to see the Fastest Military Band In The UK?
It looks like this.
And you can see them live, performing the famous 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony at Horseguard's Parade, Whitehall, on June 1st/2nd this year. I've got a family ticket for four to give away and everyone who pledges support for my book The Glorious Dead over the Bank Holiday weekend will be entered into the prize draw.
Nearly 300 members of The Rifles will be joined by 200 other servicemen and women from around the globe to perform this visual and musical spectacle raising money for Care For Casualties www.careforcasualties.org.uk.
The finale of the two-hour performance will be accompanied by a firework display. Buglers will play from the rooftops of buildings surrounding Horse Guards Parade to create a unique experience for the audience. Regimental Secretary, Lt, Col. (Retd.) John Poole-Warren said:
"We're expecting over ten thousand people of all ages to join us for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that will also feature The Royal Gurkha Rifles Pipes and Drums, The Gurkha Kukri Dancers, The Band of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry from Canada, the Rifles Fijian Choir and the Military Wives Choir. All the money raised will go to Care For Casualties an amazing charity that provides unbelievable support for Riflemen, veterans and their families, whenever it's needed."
Tickets cost £10 each or £7.50 when you buy a block of four. Tickets can be bought from:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/The-Rifles-Sounding-Retreat-tickets/artist/2191129?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module or, to enter the prize draw to win a family ticket for four, pre-order (pledge) for The Glorious Dead right here: https://unbound.co.uk/books/the-glorious-dead