British Military Tournament 2013

It's that time of year again, the British Military Tournament kicks off tomorrow with four performances over two days in aid of service charities. Obviously, we all miss it's big brother, The Royal Tournament, but this show is a cracker nonetheless.

Frankly, as long as the Field Gun and Kings Troop are there then that's all the value proposition I need.

Of course over the years there have been many amusing incidents at Earls Court, not least of which was in the "Last Run," in 1999 when the Field Gunners, against the express and explicit instructions of General Evelyn Webb-Carter, (top man incidentally), wore black armbands for the run creating a bit of a to-do in the Royal Box. 

That didn't quite drive General Evelyn to the level of apoplexy that the pipers of the Scottish Division drove Montgomery to in 1967 though which I described here.

and another charming anecdote above......

If you're going enjoy and if not............................ it won't be the weekend it could have been for you.