The annual Trooping the Colour ceremony occurs in June at Horse Guards Parade – and while you can watch it on the telly or parts of it from The Mall, it is much more fun to have a seat within the Horseguards Parade itself.
The seating, which most people presume to be for VIP guests and their ilk are actually open to the public via a ballot which is held next month.
To enter the ballot to qualify for tickets, you have to send a quick note as to how many tickets (up to 3) you want, along with a stamped addressed envelope and your name will go into the draw.
Your request must arrive by this Friday (26th Feb), so time to
nick a couple of envelopes and stamps from the office stationary cupboard visit the local stationers to buy some stamps and envelopes.
Send your application to:
HQ Household Division
London SW1A 2AX.
You MUST include that stamped addressed envelope.
IMPORTANT: If you found this page via Google, applications are only allowed in January and February of each year. Do not send applications at any other time of the year.
If selected in the ballot, you will be asked to pay around £25 per ticket, and can request up to 3 tickets. There also a couple of “Tesco Value” options for the rehearsals that take place a few weeks before the main event – details will be included in the reply.