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The Queen's Birthday Parade will be held on Saturday 11th June 2016 on Horse Guards Parade.
The Colour will be trooped by No. 7 Company Coldstream Guards.

The postal ballot for tickets to attend The Queen's Birthday Parade is now open and closes at the end of February.

Applications to attend the Parade in the seated stands should be sent in January and February 2016 only* to:

The Brigade Major
Headquarters Household Division
Horse Guards
Whitehall
London SW1A 2AX

*any applications received other than during the stated period will not be included in the ballot

Note that applicants from Canada, Australia and New Zealand may instead apply to their respective High Commission in London.

Applications should state how many tickets are required (maximum 3 per application) and include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for acknowledgement. (Overseas applicants should provide an International Reply Coupon). Do not send payment at this stage.

A standard acknowledgement will be returned including a reference number. Applications are entered into a ballot to be drawn in March 2016.

Successful applicants will then receive a letter in April, which will include instructions for purchasing the tickets which will cost 30 each.


There are also two reviews prior to the Queen's Birthday Parade:

Major General E. A. Smyth-Osborne, CBE, Major General Commanding the Household Division and General Officer Commanding London District, will take the salute at
The Major General's Review on Saturday 28th May 2016

Lieutenant General Sir James Bucknall KCB CBE, Regimental Colonel Coldstream Guards, will take the salute at
The Colonel’s Review
on Saturday 4th June 2016

The application process for the Reviews is as above (but only via The Brigade Major's office and there is no maximum restriction within reason) stating how many tickets are required. Successful applicants will be notified and any payment will then be requested.

Ticket prices for successful Review applicants:
10.00 each for The Colonel's Review
Tickets are free of charge for The Major General's Review

Children must be in possession of a ticket. There are limited wheelchair spaces for all the parades. Separate applications are required for this facility.

No refund can be given if the events are cancelled for reasons beyond the control of the organiser.

The processions can also be seen from The Mall. Events begin at approximately 10am.
The Queen's Birthday Parade is also broadcast live on BBC Television in the UK with the fly-past at 1pm.

Dress Code:

The Queen's Birthday Parade: Morning Dress, Lounge Dress, Lounge Suit or Jacket and Trousers, equivalent for the ladies (no denim).
Military personnel may wear Ceremonial Day or other Service equivalent.

Colonel's Review: Lounge Suit or Jacket and Trousers, equivalent for the ladies (no denim).

Major General's Review: Smart Casual (no denim).

NON COMPLIANCE WITH THE DRESS CODE MAY RESULT IN REFUSAL OF ENTRY.

Hats are optional but recommended in the case of hot weather. 


PROVISIONAL FORECAST OF CEREMONIAL AND MILITARY EVENTS IN LONDON AND WINDSOR.

2016  
FEBRUARY Schedule for Guard Mounting duties in London and Windsor
Fri 12th RAF Recital at 13:10hrs at St. Clement Danes Church. Saxophone Orchestra. Free admission.
Wed 17th Household Division Concert Series: 'Music for St. Valentine' by The Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra at 7pm in the Guards' Chapel. Free admission, retiring collection.
Thu 18th RAF Recital at 13:10hrs at St. Clement Danes Church. RAF Central Band Woodwind Quintet. Free admission.
Tue 23rd Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Grenadier Guards Brass Quintet. Free admission, retiring collection.
MARCH  
Tue 1st Household Division Concert Series: Band of the Welsh Guards Centenary Concert in the Guards' Chapel at 7pm. Free admission.
Sun 13th London Military Band 'Bandstand Concert' at 3pm at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell, RG12 7PA.
Tue 29th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Saxophone Quintet "Saxophone Colours". Free admission, retiring collection.
APRIL  
Thu 7th - Sat 9th Royal Marines Mountbatten Festival of Music at The Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets from the Royal Albert Hall Ticket Office Tel: 0845 401 5018 http://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2016/mountbatten-festival-of-music/
Wed 20th The Household Cavalry Freedom of the City of London Parade
Thu 21st H.M. The Queen's Birthday: 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Hyde Park, Park Lane at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Sat 23rd St. George's Day Concert by The Grenadier and Coldstream Guards Bands at Cadogan Hall at 7.30pm.
http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/st-georges-day-concert-160423/
Tue 26th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Flute Ensemble. Free admission, retiring collection.
MAY  
Thu 5th Scots Guards Presentation of New Colours
Sun 8th Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association Parade at Hyde Park at 10:15hrs
Thu 12th Household Division Concert Series: Band of The Royal Yeomanry (Inns of Court & City Yeomanry) Concert in the Guards' Chapel. Time to be confirmed. Free admission.
Thu 12th - Sun 15th The Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration in Windsor. The Sunday night show will be broadcast live by ITV.
http://tickets.windsor.gov.uk/Sales/events/The-Queens-90th-Birthday-Celebration
Sun 15th Grenadier Guards' Regimental Remembrance Day
Sun 15th Royal Marines Graspan Memorial Parade and Service. 11:30hrs
Mon 16th Guard Mount from Horse Guards 1 (provisional date)
Wed 18th Guard Mount from Horse Guards 2 (provisional date)
Fri 20th Guard Mount from Horse Guards 3 (provisional date)
Mon 23rd Guard Mount from Horse Guards 4 (provisional date)
Wed 25th Guard Mount from Horse Guards 5 (if required, provisional date)
Wed 25th - Thu 26th Royal Marines Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade
Sat 28th The Major General's Review of Trooping the Colour
Tue 31st Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Household Division Strings. Free admission, retiring collection.
JUNE  
Wed 1st - Thu 2nd The Rifles Sounding Retreat on Horse Guards Parade http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/The-Rifles-Sounding-Retreat-tickets/artist/2191129
Thu 2nd Coronation Day: 41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Hyde Park, Park Lane at noon and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Sat 4th The Colonel's Review of Trooping the Colour
Wed 8th - Thu 9th Household Division Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade at 8.30pm. Tickets:
http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Household-Division-Beating-Retreat-tickets/artist/1414499
Sat 11th The Queen's Birthday Parade, Trooping the Colour
41 Gun Salute by the KTRHA in Green Park at 12.52pm and by the HAC (62 guns) at Gun Wharf, Tower of London at 1300 hours.
Sun 12th The Patron's Lunch: The Mall in St James’s Park will be transformed for its largest ever street party to celebrate The Queen’s patronage of over 600 charities and organisations on the occasion of her 90th birthday. http://www.thepatronslunch.com
Mon 13th The Garter Service at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
Wed 22nd Household Division Concert Series: Countess of Wessex's String Orchestra. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Wed 22nd Army School of Music - Concerts in the Park Series at Kneller Hall.
Corps of Army Music Brass Bands at 20:00hrs
Tue 28th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Guards Big Band. Free admission, retiring collection.
JULY  
Sat 2nd Army School of Music - Concerts in the Park Series at Kneller Hall.
16:00hrs - Big Bands from the Corps' Multi Capability Bands
20:00hrs - Rock and Pop concert
Thu 14th Household Division Concert Series: Band of the Scots Guards. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Wed 20th Army School of Music - Concerts in the Park Series at Kneller Hall.
20:00hrs  Military Band concert - Last Night of the Proms
Tue 26th Guards' Chapel Recital Series at 13:10hrs in the Guards' Chapel, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Lesser Known ensembles of the Household Division including the world famous 18th Century Band of the Coldstream Guards. Free admission, retiring collection.
AUGUST  
Fri 5th - Sat 27th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. Ticket information: http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/tickets
SEPTEMBER  
Thu 15th Household Division Concert Series: Band of the Household Cavalry. Time and venue to be confirmed.
OCTOBER  
Thu 20th Household Division Concert Series: Band of the Irish Guards. Time and venue to be confirmed.
NOVEMBER  
Sat 12th Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall
Sun 13th National Act of Remembrance at The Cenotaph
Fri 25th & Sat 26th Household Division Scarlet and Gold Concert at Cadogan Hall.
   

More information can be obtained at the official Household Division website