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The Rifles Sounding Retreat Horse Guards Parade

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHn4HIZRzz4 'Swift and Bold' Sounding Retreat is an ancient military custom with its origins in the routine of life in camp, traditionally played to recall soldiers at sundown as the flags were lowered and the gates were closed for the night. Originally played on the drum, ‘Beating Retreat’ was replaced in Light Infantry and Rifle Reg[...]