A Concert by The Band of the Scots Guards

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A Concert by The Band of the Scots Guards

A Fundraising concert for SSAFA

 

 

 

The Scots Guards were originally formed in 1642 by King Charles.

During 1916 they entertained troops at both Ypres and the Somme. During World War II they were again entertaining troops on the home front. This was sometimes through the medium of wireless, an example of this being March 18, 1942, when at 1am the Band reported for a BBC Overseas broadcast at the Paris Cinema. Musicians also found themselves on Fire Watch duties based at Egerton House, Buckingham Gate.

The Scots Guards were the only Foot Guards Band to be deployed on active service during the Gulf War in 1990 (with three of their colleagues from the Irish Guards Band). Many different aspects of hospital duties attached to the various departments of 33 General Hospital based in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia were involved in their work there. In 1992, the Colonel of the Regiment, HRH The Duke of Kent presented the band their Gulf War medals, which are still worn by their owners today.

The Band travels the world over, and in recent years has visited Australia, Bermuda, South Korea, France, Switzerland, Italy and of course Scotland.

 

 

£15 per ticket

A £1 booking fee will be added to every ticket.

Please note: wheelchair spaces are available, please call The Neeld on 01249 446699 to book a wheelchair ticket.

 

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July 13 2017

Details

Date: July 13
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost: £15
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Venue

Neeld Community and Arts Centre

High Street
Chippenham, SN15 3ER United Kingdom

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01249446699

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The Neeld
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