This was 2016, see you in 2018!

Another Royal Marines Beating Retreat world-class show has come to an end for 2016. Thank you to all of those attended. We’re certain you enjoyed the pageantry alongside such esteemed special guests such as His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, Captain-General of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, and the First and Second Sea Lords of the Royal Navy.

This year’s Beating Retreat saw the unique addition of a drill display from one hundred members of the Royal Marine Commandos, one of the world’s elite fighting forces. We can’t wait to bring you something else new for 2018!

Bookmark this website, or follow the Royal Marines Band Service and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Facebook pages for the latest event information.

What you are saying about Royal Marines Beating Retreat 2016:

"I attended one of last weeks performances and it was fantastic! It was the first time I'd been and it gave me goose pimples! Brilliant." Lynn

“[The] seats were just perfect, and we really enjoyed the performance. As my husband is an ex-marine he was thrilled to be able to be there” Ann

“We had a lovely evening and the tickets were for seats with excellent views of the whole parade around” Chris

“I just wanted to thank you all for a fabulous evening. The changeover of our tickets was so simple and it made the evening stress free. My mum thoroughly enjoyed it and the very kind marine officer who took us through the gate was so attentive. We will definitely be interested in any other events you arrange,” Ann

“Thank you to all at Classic FM who gave us the opportunity to go to Horse Guards Parade to see Beating the Retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience” Dorothy

“We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening - a big well done to all involved, especially those behind the scenes who make it all come together.  I hope you all had a great evening and a celebratory drink once everything had been seen to run smoothly!” Helen

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What’s next?

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, the primary beneficiary of Royal Marines Beating Retreat, celebrated its 10th birthday last year! We ask for your support so that we can help us ensure that sailors, marines and their families remain supported, not only for ten years, but for life!

Visit to sign up to the charity’s newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest events and fundraising activities for 2018. Similarly, visit us online to see how your donations are helping support the needs of our Royal Navy, Royal Marines and their families.

Date: Jun 14, 2016