I have been invited to attend The Massed Bands of the Rifles, Horse Guards Parade in London which takes place on the 1st and 2nd June. We are very excited to attend this event and witness some history. It is 23 years since the Light Division last Sounded the Retreat on Horse Guards so this will be a once in a generation experience which you can also be part of if you enter this GIVEAWAY. I’ve been given the opportunity to offer a family ticket (for a family of 4) for one of you. How fantastic is that? Hurrah!! 🙂
For the first time in nearly 25 years, the Massed Bands and Bugles of the Rifles will Sound Retreat on Horse Guards Parade this year. Nearly 300 members of The Rifles will be joined by 200 other servicemen and women from around the globe on June 1st and 2nd to perform a visual and musical spectacle to raise money for Care For Casualties. This is an amazing charity that provides support for Riflemen, veterans and their families.
We will also be lucky to see 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.
Renowned for being the fastest marching band in the UK, The Rifles will perform a stirring range of military music. 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.
As a little bit of background, back as 1756, the earliest Riflemen used bugles rather than drums to communicate orders on the battlefield. Riflemen were able to react rapidly to orders by marching at a quickened pace or even marching at the double. Today the Band and Bugles of The Rifles are famed for their marching at 140 paces to the minute.
And as a little bit of history, since 2007, The Rifles have been almost constantly on Operations, experiencing some of the fiercest fighting since the Second World War. Over 60 Riflemen have been killed in action and countless others have been severely wounded. Many have lost limbs, been permanently blinded or require long-term neurological care as a result of their injuries.
Care for Casualties raises funds so that The Rifles can meet the enduring needs of casualties and members of the Regimental family in need, providing support and assistance whenever they are called upon to do so.
Now on to the giveaway:
This is another giveaway of part of this month of celebrations due to my blog anniversary. If you would also like to attend this fantastic event and unique event, this is the perfect opportunity as you will be able to Win a family ticket to the Massed Bands of the Rifles event, 1st and 2nd of June 2016. I’m sure you and your family will love this event! In order to have a chance to win, you just need to enter the giveaway below. Good luck!
*Terms & Conditions: Open to UK & Ireland residents. Win a family ticket to the Massed Bands of the Rifles event, 1st and 2nd of June 2016. There is no cash alternative. This family ticket will be provided by The Rifles Network directly. A Moment With Franca blog is not responsible for the delivery of this family ticket. This Giveaway closes on Saturday 21st May 2016 at midnight. The winner will have 48 hours to respond once notification is sent.
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED
What do you think of this event? Have you heard of it before? Will this be something that you would like to attend with your family? Leave a comment as I would love to hear what you think.
*Disclaimer: I’m promoting this event in exchange for a family ticket to also attend this event.
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