Beating Retreat (by the Royal Marines) (May 2018)

, Whitehall, Westminster, London51.504644 -0.128126
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From 6 PM
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From £10
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Two weeks before the big Beating Retreat on Horse Guards is another Beating Retreat -- by the Royal Marines.

This one will see the Massed Bands of Her Majesty's Royal Marines performing in honour of their Captain General's birthday -- His Royal Highness Prince Philip.

The evening will be a magnificent pageant of military music, precision drill and colour, involving more than 250 musicians. One of the highlights will be breathtaking 'Drum Display' by the Royal Marines Corps of Drums.

Note: The salute is usually taken by the First Sea Lord on the first day and Prince Philip on the second day, but following Prince Philip's retirement from public life this may not happen.

If you enjoy this kind of event, then you might like to look at our guide to parades in London, and our other military events.


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Craig’s review – “When people talk about Horse Guards they usually think of the gravel parade ground where the military bands do Beating Retreat, but the best part is actually the small courtyard that faces onto Whitehall. That's where you'll find all the horses and foot soldiers. Everyone loves a horse. Especially when it's got a soldier on top. If you put a soldier with a shiny swor… continued”

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