First transmitted in 1956, the Royal Tournament includes: an exhibition of drill and marching by the Royal Marines; the Royal Horse Artillery gun teams; the Fort Henry Guard of Canada giving a display of British Army drill of 1867; a race between two branches of the Royal Navy taking guns over obstacle course; and the massed bands of the Light Infantry Brigades.

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1 hour, 2 minutes

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Fri 8 Jun 1956 20:00
BBC Television Service

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