You may have heard on Saturday about the partial stand collapse at Horse Guards on Saturday. Because of this, the performance of Beating Retreat this coming Wednesday and Thursday has been cancelled by order of London District.

This is in order for investigations to be completed and all stands checked and made safe prior to the Trooping of the Colour on 2 June over the Platinum Jubilee weekend. Negotiations are underway to reschedule the performances this summer, with potential new dates of 13th & 14th July 2022 under exploration, with the Corps Reception following the performance on the 14th.

After careful consideration, the Commandant General has decided that the Corps Reception following this Thursday’s performance should also be postponed.

We very much regret the disappointment that this decision which is beyond our control and made on safety grounds will cause, and any expense incurred in arranging to travel to London and stay overnight.

All tickets will be refunded. Ticket holders will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the rescheduled dates ahead of release to the public.

Please note that as payment was made through the Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity Enterprises, RMA – The Royal Marines Charity is not able to process refunds.

Our thoughts remain with those affected by Saturday’s incident, wishing them a speedy recovery.

Jonathan Ball, Chief Executive
RMA – The Royal Marines Charity