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A visit to Olympia to see this annual pageant given by units of the three fighting services.
The programme of events and timings of items is expected to be as follows:
2.30 Horse Jumping Competition. The Final of the King's Cup

2.45 Window ladder and rope climbing display by the Royal Navy

2.55 Establishment of a forward airfield by Transport Command, R.A.F.

3.10 Combined Women's Services physical fitness display

3.20 Musical ride by the Household Cavalry

3.38 Royal Naval Field Gun Competition

3.56 Motor-cycle display by the Royal Signals, Catterick


Michael Henderson
Presented for television by:
Keith Rogers

Providing light permits, a second visit will be paid to Olympia to see the remaining events in the programme. It is expected that the timing of items will be as follows:
7.30 Inter-Command obstacle race competition

7.40 Musical drive by the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery

7.52 Tug-of-war : H.M.S. Cadiz v. H.M.S. St. James

8.5 Sunset Ceremony by Massed Bands from the Royal Navy School of Music

8.20 Motor-cycle display by the Royal Signals, Catterick

"May the best days you have ever seen be the worst days you will ever know" is the heartfelt wish of C. Denier Warren, Jimmy Rich, Ike Hatch, Buddy Bradley, Sidney Burchall, Janet Davis (guest soloist), Kentucky Banjo Team
Leaders: Dick Pepper, Edward Fairs, and Bernard Sheaff
BBC Male Voice Chorus
and Eric Robinson's augmented Orchestra
Conducted by Cyril Gell


Performer/Script written and remembered by:
C. Denier Warren
Jimmy Rich
Ike Hatch
Buddy Bradley
Sidney Burchall
Guest soloist:
Janet Davis
Kentucky Banjo Team
Dick Pepper
Edward Fairs
Bernard Sheaff
BBC Male Voice Chorus
Eric Robinson's augmented Orchestra
Orchestra conductor:
Cyril Gell
Dances arranger:
Buddy Bradley
Music arranger:
Doris Arnold
Bill Ward
Harry S. Pepper

A challenge contest.
The Screen:
Miss Sally Ann Howes, Miss Hazel Court, Mr. David Tomlinson, Mr. Dermot Walsh
Miss Joan Gilbert, Miss Jeanne Bradnock, Mr. John Glyn-Jones, Mr. Peter Dimmock
Adjudicator: Leslie Mitchell


Panellist (The Screen):
Sally Ann Howes
Panellist (The Screen):
Hazel Court
Panellist (The Screen):
David Tomlinson
Panellist (The Screen):
Dermot Walsh
Panellist (Television):
Joan Gilbert
Panellist (Television):
Jeanne Bradnock
Panellist (Television):
John Glyn-Jones
Panellist (Television):
Peter Dimmock
Leslie Mitchell

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