October 31, 2019

On Thursday 31st October The Royal British Legion held it’s annual London Poppy Day event. This is the largest one day street collection of its kind in Europe with the aim to raise over 1 million pounds! The day featured 10 military bands and their ensembles performing...

July 29, 2019

With the theme Kaleidoscope, The 2019 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which opens this week will take inspiration from the optical invention, created by Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816, in direct comparison to the tattoo’s festival of colour, light and m...

March 28, 2019

Lt Col Jon Ridley BMus(Hons) MMus(Perf) LRSM AMusTC, the Principal Director of Music of the Royal Marines Band Service has just finished planning and conducting the 2019 Mountbatten Festival of Music and has taken the time to answer the following questions about his ro...

August 9, 2018

Alasdair Hutton OBE is the storyteller of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and has performed this duty for 27 years, welcoming audiences from all over the world to the castle esplanade each evening and becoming known as ‘The Voice of Edinburgh Castle’!

Prior to the...

July 30, 2018

At the media launch on the morning of Monday 30th July, Brigadier David Alfrey, the Chief Executive and Producer of the annual spectacle announced the 2018 show and all of the performers.

The theme for this year’s show is ‘The Sky’s the Limit’, which focuses on ‘Potenti...

July 6, 2018

On Friday 6th July, the day before The English Football Team's World Cup Quarter Final match against 

Sweden, military bands have been performing the 1996 song, 'Three Lions', first recorded by The Lightning Seeds with comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner who at th...

May 17, 2018

At 18:30 on Thursday 17th May 2018, 75 years after The Dambusters raid in Germany, The Central Band of the Royal Air Force and The Queen's Colour Squadron, RAF Regiment, performed a sunset ceremony outside Cardiff's City Hall, complete with a flypast!

The evening began...

May 13, 2018

The 2018 Army Wales Festival of Music will be held on the 2nd June 2018 in Cardiff Bay. The event is organised by 160th Infantry Brigade, based in Brecon, alongside Cardiff Council and for the first time The VOLVO Ocean Race which is in Cardiff that week.

Music will com...

April 21, 2018

Over 400 Royal Air Force personnel and Air Cadets paraded through through the streets of Swansea on Saturday 21st April 2018 in a special parade to mark the 100th anniversary of The Royal Air Force. 

After a short ceremony where the RAF were granted the highest Civic Ho...

April 10, 2018

Yesterday (9th April) the cast for this years Household Division Beating Retreat was confirmed.  In the Army In London's Facebook post it confirms that there will be over 600 musicians and 150 horses on Horse Guards Parade on the evenings of Wednesday 6th June and Thur...

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