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18th November 2018

GURKHAS ATTRACT HUGE CROWD TO OAKHAM


Wednesday evening (12th September) in Oakham’s Market Place, visitors were treated to a spectacular performance of The Beating Retreat by the band of the Brigade of Gurkhas.

The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place

Beating Retreat is a military ceremony that dates back to the 16th century and used to recall troops patrolling nearby back to their castle.

The Gurkhas put on an excellent marching and musical display for the watching crowds.

A collection was made during the display for the Army Benevolent Fund.

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