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13 May 2014

Watch military displays at the Honourable Artillery Company

Even though they have a huge parade ground and barracks in the City of London, it can be amazingly easy to miss the Honourable Artillery Company, the second oldest military organisation in the world, the oldest surviving regiment in the British Army and an important part of the British Army Reserve. However, tonight the Company is on their annual charge to raise awareness of their existence with an open evening from 5pm - 8pm at Finsbury Barracks off City Road, and a variety of interesting and entertaining displays.

Visitors are told to expect a display by the Company's Pikemen, Musketeers, Light Cavalry and Band and Corps of Drums, as well as a chance to get inside the historic Armoury House including the acclaimed museum, and an opportunity to board a Chinook and watch a parachute drop by the RAF Falcons. There will also be music, bars and a free barbecue, and when your author last visited, a highlight was a rare chance to access the bar at the impressive Armoury House, the regiment's official home.

For more, see http://www.hac.org.uk/home/news/articles/hac-open-evening,-13-may-2014/

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