Beating Retreat at Old Sarum Castle

The first ever ‘Beating Retreat’ will be held at the iconic Old Sarum Castle by Salisbury-based Armed Forces charity Alabaré. Featuring The Royal Artillery Band, this spectacular military ceremony will take place on Monday 24 June to mark the start of National Armed Forces week in Salisbury.

Join Alabaré’s Home for Veterans patron The Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC for a combination of spirited marches, traditional and contemporary tunes as well as poignant and evocative anthems of special significance to our fighting forces everywhere.

Rebecca Mullen, Alabaré’s Fundraising and Development manager says:

“Alabaré look forward to welcoming this fantastic event to mark the start of the Armed Forces Day celebrations in Salisbury. We are so delighted that English Heritage’s Old Sarum Castle has agreed to host this event as this will be a first. We are also thankful for the sponsorship of Elbit System which will enable the funds raised during the event to support more homeless Veterans who come to Alabaré.”

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For more information or to arrange an interview call Harvey Taylor on 01722 344485.


At Alabaré we support people to overcome the barriers of homelessness, mental ill-health and learning disabilities in-order to have a home, health, choice and independence.

Alabaré Christian Care and Support provide the highest standards of accommodation and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable people in our communities in order that they can have a home, health, choice and independence. Since 1991, Alabaré have been working with people facing disadvantage through homelessness, mental ill-health, learning disability or a combination of these. We provide housing and personalised support based on the individual needs and aspirations of each person, tackling underlying causes and giving them the skills and confidence to move forward with their lives.

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans provides accommodation and support for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. We have 23 Homes for Veterans across the South and South West of England and across Wales, which can collectively house 115 Veterans at any one time. Our first Home for Veteran opened in Plymouth in 2009 and today we are the largest provider of supported housing for homeless Veterans of working age outside of London.

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