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12th December 2017

Minden Band Beat Retreat in Oakham


Last Wednesday, 6th September, the Minden Band of the Queen’s Division Beat Retreat in the Market Place, Oakham Rutland.

The band put on a spectacular display of playing and marching much to the delight of the many spectators who turned out to witness this military event.

Beating Retreat in Oakham Market Place

Minden Bandsman in Oakham Market Place Beating Retreat

Before and after the event soldiers were holding a collection for the Army Benevolent Fund-The Soldiers’ Charity.

Among the many dignitaries present was Sir Laurence Howard, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland and his wife Chris. Sir Laurence took the final salute at the end of the Beating Retreat

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