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Royal Tournament Years - 1985

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Dates: 10-27 July 1985

Venue: Earls Court

Lead Service: Army

Theme: 300th Anniversary of 12 Army Regiments*

Resident Band: The Band of the 2nd Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment


Programme of Events


  1. 1685 - The Regiments are founded

  2. St George and the Dragon

  3. The Massed Bands

  4. Musical Drive by the Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

  5. The Queens Colour Squadron of the Royal Air Force

  6. The Sword and the Bayonet - A display of Cavalry and Infantry drills over the last 300 years

  7. Royal Marines Commando Raid

  8. The Light Division


  9. The Royal Navy Field Gun Competition

  10. Mounted Competitions or Special Events

  11. The Royal Air Force Motor Cycle Competition

  12. The Jordan Armed Forces Band

  13. Finale - Salute to Heroes'


*The 1985 Royal Tournament marked the Tricentenary of: The 1st The Queen's Dragoon Guards, The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards (Carabiners and Greys), The 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards, The 5th Inniskilling Dragoon Guards, The Queen's Own Hussars, The Queen's Royal Irish Hussars, The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, The King's Regiment, The Royal Anglian Regiment, The Devon and Dorset Regiment, The Light Infantry and the Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire

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