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Anyone watching the pomp and ceremony on BBC1?

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♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥

♥ Kitty the Rubbish Cook ♥ Report 14 Jun 2008 13:50

Update.......................good old Google

The Royal Tournament the World's largest military tattoo and pageant, held by the British Armed Forces annually between 1880 and 1999.

I don't know why they stopped it though:(

Staffs Col

Staffs Col Report 14 Jun 2008 14:22

Extremely proud to be British and when I was accused at my last workplace of being racist because of the Union Flag tattooed on my arm, I best not repeat what I said..
...Royal Tournament was scrapped because of the lack of available service personnel.
Never did a Royal Tournament when in the RN but did do a Festival of Rememberance and somewhere I still have a few of the poppy petals that fell on me


Helen1959 Report 14 Jun 2008 15:20

oh I used to love the Royal Tournament, used to always cheer Portsmouth on.

Hubby was in Light Infantry, so they never really did any big do's partially because nobody could ever keep up with the pace. 140 paces to the minute.

The sound of 2 buglers seperated from the rest of the band playing "High on a Hill" is a wonderful sound.


Susan719813 Report 16 Jun 2008 12:58

sigh!...twas great.....warms the cockles :-)

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond

Purple **^*Sparkly*^** Diamond Report 16 Jun 2008 13:01

Hi Susan, and Dorothy and all, girls (and boys) after my own heart, I love all that pomp and ceremony, used to get my son to watch all that kind of thing with me when he was little, no wonder he isn't bothered now lol
Even told him he should stand for the National Anthem, bet not many people bother now. No respect.
Remember when you used to stand in the cinema, then it got so people would rush out when it was on, now it doesn't get played at all!!! Oops, showing my age there I think.