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The British Military Tournament 2011 - Earls Court

The British Military Tournament

Event preview

THE BRITISH Military Tournament 2011 will take place at Earls Court from December 2 to December 4.

There will be over 700 participants, including active combat servicemen and women and musicians from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force and the US Army, plus skilled historical American Civil War re-enactors.

It will be narrated live by Anthony Andrews.

The British Military Tournament is the biggest fundraising event in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, and last year raised essential and much-needed funds. This year, it will be tri-service and also benefit The Royal Navy and Royal Air Force charities.

This year’s tournament will tell the 250-year military history between the United Kingdom and the United States of America through performance of military precision, re-enactments, words, music and state-of-the-art audiovisual in one of the most spectacular and largest theatrical productions of its kind.

The choice of theme is prescient given the recent celebrated visit by President Obama, who along with Prime Minister Cameron, affirmed: “Ours is not just a special relationship, it is an essential relationship – for us and for the world.”

From the American War of Independence to the operation in Afghanistan today, the story of that “special relationship” will be told in a two hour extravaganza.

This year The British Military Tournament is being presented by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in association with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Tickets: from £29. 75 with concessions available for children and wheelchair users – available from www.britishmilitarytournament.com, Ticketmaster on 0844 248 5026, Earls Court Box Office on 0870 903 9033 and See Tickets on 0871 620 7051.