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Carol Concert in Aid of ABF and Help for Heroes

A special Christmas concert in aid of Help for Heroes and ABF (Army Benevolent Fund) the Soldiers Charity, which included traditional carols, music from the Band and Bugles of The Rifles, the famous Military Wives Choir, a soloist and Salisbury Cathedral Choir took place on Friday 6th December.  

Ahead of the event, a champagne reception was held here at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum. 

There were readings by: actress Emilia Fox, a familiar face from the BBC1 series ‘Silent Witness’ and her father the highly respected stage and screen actor, Edward Fox OBE; stage and television actor David Oakes well known for playing George - Duke of Clarence in the BBC’s recent production, The White Queen; and a veteran from Afghanistan, Captain David Henson, Royal Engineers.

More than 1,200 guests attended the Service in Salisbury Cathedral and the event raised over £30,000.    

Our photograph shows actress Emilia Fox with her father Edward with Bobbie of the Berkshires.