Armed Forces Day – Time To Bring Back The Royal Tournament

It was tremendous to see the fantastic turnout for Armed Forces Day yesterday and the support of Scarborough for their event, which was originally scheduled for 2020.

The reception for the Platinum Jubilee parade and trooping the colour earlier this month shows that there is still a large public appetite for British pageantry, so perhaps it is time to bring back The Royal Tournament. A scaled down version was held between 2010 and 2013, but it was very difficult for the military at that time because so many personnel were preparing for, or deployed on military operations in Afghanistan and around the world.

Now that we have far fewer military operations, it is even more important to keep the Services in the public eye and a revamped Royal Tournament in London during the school holidays would provide a positive focus for the nation.

Every Performance Was Sold Out In 1999

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s