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Beat Retreat

Experience Soul Stirring Pageantry

The Massed Bands of the Royal Marines will perform their world-renowned Beating Retreat ceremony on London's Horse Guards Parade in celebration of the birthday of their Captain General, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on 9th, 10th and 11th June at 6.15 pm.

Only performed every three years, this magnificent pageant of military music, precision drill and colour dates back to the 16th century and is regarded as a piece of living history.

200 of the world’s finest military musicians will be performing with all five Royal Marines Bands on parade.

Proceeds from this popular event will go to Service Charities including Help for Heroes, Seafarers UK and the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity.

Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, please call 0844 8472504 or visit and search for Royal Marines Beating Retreat.
Ticket prices are £12 each or £40 for a family ticket (2 adults and 3 children).

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Beat Retreat

30th Apr 2009

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