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Ceremony of British military tradition

Beating Retreat is set to be even more spectacular for 2014. 

It is that time of year when the Massed Bands of the Household Divisiontake centre stage at Horse Guards Parade in London to perform one of the great British military traditions: Beating Retreat.

On 11 and 12 June, the bands will showcase their music in a sunset pageant of precision drills, horses, cannons and fireworks in a spectacular show full of military pomp and ceremony.

Despite Beating Retreat being an annual tradition in the London calendar, this year it will be all the more spectacular.

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