If you visit the National Army Museum on the 29th June then you'll be able to hear a performance by the Band of the Royal Yeomanry at 1 PM and 3 PM.
The Band of the Royal Yeomanry was formed in 1961 by amalgamating the much older Inns of Court Regiment (1548) and City of London Yeomanry (1901).
The Inns of Court Regiment was famously known as 'The Devil’s Own' -- a nickname given to them by George III when he watched them at a Royal Review in 1803. The City of London Yeomanry's nickname was 'The Rough Riders', given to them by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt during the Spanish-American War of 1898.
As a result of a major reorganisation of the Territorial Army in 1967, the amalgamated unit’s band became that of The Royal Yeomanry. However, it maintained the ceremonial uniform and, in its title, the style ‘Inns of Court & City Yeomanry’. The band is currently based at Holderness House in the City of London.
Many of the band's current musicians are former members of the Household Division and other Regular Army bands.
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D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum – 22 Jun 2019 – Jive your way back to the 1940s with this Second World War-themed D-Day dance at the National Army Museum
Trooping the Colour, at Horse Guards – 8 Jun 2019 – Watch a parade of soldiers and bands marching down The Mall in 'Trooping the Colour', to celebrate the Queen's birthday.
62-gun salute, to mark Prince Philip’s birthday – 10 Jun 2019 – The HAC will be firing off a 62-gun salute by Gun Wharf at the Tower of London to honour Prince Philip's 98th birthday.
41-gun salute to mark Prince Philip’s birthday – 10 Jun 2019 – The KTRHA will be firing a 41-gun salute for Prince Philip in Hyde Park to mark the Duke of Edinburgh's 98th birthday.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy National Army Museum then you might like to visit Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to St Jamess Park) and Imperial War Museum (catch the train from Sloane Square to Lambeth North)
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