Published on February 6th, 2014 | by James Lomond
A Stirring Tribute to Doctor Who by the Queen’s Guard [VIDEO]
Since it’s return to our screens EVERYONE seems to want a piece of Doctor Who and the British Army is no exception. The Beating Retreat is a military musical event that precedes the Trooping of the Colour in a ceremony to mark the monarch’s official birthday in June each year. And back in 2009 (how did we miss this one?!) it had a distinctly timey-wimey flavour…
A full rendition of the Gold version of our beloved show’s theme, including the chorus! The military tone and drum beats really show off what a spectacular piece of music Ron Grainer gave us back then – equal to any John Williams score or military pomp.
According to Wikipedia (the Great Source of all Truth), the Beating Retreat was first used in the seventeenth century to call nearby patrols to their castle. And what better way to get them hot-footing it back to HQ than signalling that their favourite telly program is on!