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The British Military Tournament 2013

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A Celebration of the Armed Forces

Now in its fourth year, The British Military Tournament is returning to Earls Court on the 7th & 8th December to celebrate the great British Legends who have risked their own lives to save our.

The show is the armed forces equivalent to the circus, with dramatic re-enactments, high speed chases, and dare devil stunts. Despite the dangers and hard work involved, compared to their work on the front line, this is probably a field day for the soldiers taking part; they will be able to parade their skills and talents as a form of entertainment rather as a way of defeating the enemy. A much needed relief I could imagine.

As well as the performance itself, early birds will get to have a pre-show glimpse at a special exhibition where you can meet serving sailors, soldiers, and airmen, learn about the latest military kit including an Apache Helicopter, a Jackal AFV and a replica Chinook. The highlight will be an Enigma machine from Bletchley Park, which was used to decode secret messages in during World War Two. Don't forget to take a look at the displays, such as the Bloodhound Supersonic Car and a Spitfire.

Tickets to the show start from £29.75 for adults and £22.75 for children. All profits will go towards the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity; ABF The Soldiers' Charity; and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

See scenes from The Napoleonic Wars such as The Battle of Trafalgar, stunts by The White Helmets Motorcycle Display Team, a battle re-enactment of the 1916/17 Arab Revolt, a Musical Drive performed by The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery, the Command Field Gun Competition , and a tribute to today's ex-servicemen injured on duty.
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Why? Fun for families
When: 7th & 8th Dec
Phone: 0870 903 9033
Where: Earls Court
Cost: £22.75-£65.75
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