Remember the Royal Tournament? Did you know it’s Back as the “British Military Tournament”

Growing up I ALWAYS wanted to actually go to the Royal Tournament. We would bits on the television, and I always wanted to see the bits I missed – HEAR the horses and the cannons and see the full effect of the gymnastic displays.

I never did get to go.

But last year, it came back (as the British Military Tournament, but what’s in a name?)!

And now – I have three boys who are equally as dazzled, and longing to go see it for themselves.

It’s the same unforgettable and breathtaking opportunity to marvel at the skills and precision of the British Armed Forces. Set within a dazzling arena, this unmissable show is the largest display of military theatre anywhere in the world.

Last year’s event brought together all of the best elements from the world-famous Royal Tournament in a new show for the 21st Century. It was witnessed by over 50,000 people and raised substantial funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, which gives lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families in their time of need.
This year the British Military Tournament is being presented by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in association with The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This spectacular new tri-service show for 2011 is packed with an incredible array of exciting displays and traditional, breathtaking crowd favourites.

The British Military Tournament 2011 focuses on the story of ‘the special relationship’ between the United Kingdom and United States, recreating dramatic episodes in history from the American War of Independence right up to modern day operations in Afghanistan.

The programme includes:

  • Over 700 participants, including active combat servicemen and women plus musicians from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the US Army, and skilled historical American Civil War re-enactors
  • Over 100 horses and modern military vehicles
  • The only chance to see the legendary Field Gun Run, featuring two crews from Wellington College battling it out in a dramatic, nail-biting contest over the walls and chasms of an unforgiving obstacle course
  • The iconic Musical Drive of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
  • Death-defying stunts from the White Helmets (Royal Corp of Signals Motorcycle Display Team)
  • Special appearances from the US Army Drill Team and The US Army Europe Band & Chorus

Tickets and Venue information can be found here

Author: Laura

A 70's child, I’ve been married for a Very Long Time, and appear to have made four children, and collected one large and useless dog along the way. I work, I have four children, I have a dog… ergo, I do not do dusting or ironing. I began LittleStuff back in (gulp) 2004. I like huge mugs of tea. And Coffee. And Cake. And a steaming cone of crispy fresh fluffy chips, smothered in salt and vinegar. #healthyeater When I grow up I am going to be quietly graceful, organised and wear lipstick every day. In the meantime I *may* have a slight butterfly-brain issue.

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