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Taxi Charity attends Beating Retreat at Headley Court

Representatives from the Taxi Charity were invited by the Commanding Officer and Officers to attend Beating Retreat at DMRC Headley Court.

Two of the charity's patrons, Vice Admiral Sir Adrian Johns and Lady Suzie Johns, and the charity's chairman, Gary Belsey, attended the special event at the Officers Mess on Thursday 16 July 2015.

Beating Retreat is a military tradition, dating back to the 1690s. The beating of the drum was used to signal the closing of the camp gates at the end of the day and called troupes back to base for the night.

Today, Beating Retreat is an evening military marching display which marks the lowering of the flag at sunset. This year there was a flypast by a Chinook helicopter and music was provided by the band of her Majesty’s Royal Marines Collingwood.

The Taxi Charity would like to thank the Commanding Officer and Officers for the invitation. It was an honour and privilege to attend.


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