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Devon veterans to mark 70th anniversary with ‘Last Night of the Proms’ evening

By April 20, 2016March 25th, 2021Member News & Updates

Open air concert to celebrate local veterans and raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Exeter Branch of the Royal Army Service Corps / Royal Corps of Transport Association, a special ‘Last Night of the Proms’ evening is being hosted by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity at Downes House, in Crediton on Saturday 4th June. The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army.

The Salamanca and Waterloo Bands of The Rifles, together with special guests soprano Penny Daw and Exmouth-based award-winning Centre Stage will be raising funds and giving Devon veterans a night to remember. 

A full musical programme will include a special tribute with veterans parading their association standards from branches across Devon including Exeter, Plymouth and Bideford.   Gates at Downes will open from 6pm and the programme will begin at 7pm.  Guests will be able to bring their own picnics, chairs and rugs and there will be a cash bar run by Exe Valley Brewery. 

Crediton veteran Philip Hutchens, the event organiser, commented: “This party in the park is one of the highlights of our calendar and we are hoping that as many people as possible will come along to support the Charity and our veterans.  In 2014 we got a bit wet, but the band played on and the atmosphere at the finale was fantastic.”

Tickets cost £12.50 with under 12s free.  For more details or to buy your tickets telephone ABF The Soldiers’ Charity on 01392 496412 or email [email protected]