The theme of the show this year was the relationship between the USA and Great Britain throughout history, most often not that harmonious.
The other half refused to participate!
US Army Old Guard Drill Team........amazing skill!
A short re-enactment of the Battle of Franklin 1864 during the ACW which is considered the Pickett's Charge of the West, more info here , it rocked the arena with the noise of muskets and cannon fire!
Kings Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, absolutely stunning to watch these at full gallop and the training required...what it must have been like on the battlefield!
Wellington College gun run with the band of the Royal Marines.
The Royal Signals Motorcycle Display Team: "The White Helmets"
They have no fear and their ridingcaused the most ooohs and aaahs of the whole event with how close they rode their bikes towards each other.
US Army Europe Band....very good.
British and Afghan forces defending a meeting in a village and building a new bridge while under attack from insurgents...
...suspected insurgent car bomb being dealt with!
A feed from Afghanistan with an American and British officer talking about the event and the situation in Afghanistan.
...and the drums and pipes of the Scots!
There were several Mexican waves (technically Irish waves), John Bull and Uncle Sam whipping up the crowd and finding the effect of military bands and their music is amazing and astonishing, I had to be stopped from leading our side of the arena against the other side but it was a close thing!