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The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Beating Retreat 2014

In June of every other year, the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines perform their world renowned Musical Spectacular including Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade. Since the 1950s, Beating Retreat has been held in celebration of the birthday His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, Captain General of the Royal Marines.

The 90 minute musical programme includes famous marches and an exceptional display of precision and skill. To mark the 350th anniversary of the formation of the Royal Marines the Massed Bands will be joined on parade by the Band of the United States Marine Corps and the Band of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps.

Beating Retreat is a testimony to the professionalism of the world’s finest military bands, proudly demonstrating talents acquired over many years of practice and experience both in the classroom and on the parade square.

All proceeds will go to the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.

Event Information


Where: Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, London

When: Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th June 2014

Timings: Gates open at 5pm, guests to be seated by 6pm. The performance commences at 6.20pm and ends at approximately 7.30pm

Ticket Purchase Information

Tickets from £12.

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