EVERY year the Army v Navy rugby match creates the most competitive atmosphere of any encounter at Twickenham. Since 1878 the Army and Royal Navy have competed for Service rugby supremacy, and from 1920 the battle ground has been Twickenham Stadium.
In last year's thriller, the British Army triumphed with a gusty second half performance. They will be keen to retain their new silverware, while the Navy will be desperate to get back to their winning ways. With both teams determined to out-do each other in front of an expected crowd of 65,000, Twickenham on 28th April 2012 promises to deliver an explosion of raw passion in the battle for the Babcock Trophy.
This year over a hundred members of the Military Wives Choir will be welcoming the Army and Navy teams onto the pitch and performing some of the songs from their best selling album "In My Dreams" before joining the Band of the Coldstream Guards for the National Anthem. The Military Wives Choir has been a phenomenal success story and will receive an enthusiastic reception from the supportive crowd.
Over at Kneller Hall, the Army Masters XV take on the Royal Navy Ancient Mariners, and the Army Women play the Royal Navy Women. Both matches KO at 10.30 in the grounds of the magnificent Royal Military School of Music at Kneller. Entrance to these games is free but requires a ticket to the Army vs Navy Elite match at Twickenham.
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SATURDAY 28th APRIL 2012
KO 3pm BST
Family: £50 [2 adults + 2 kids]
Due to engineering works there will be NO London Underground DISTRICT LINE or LONDON OVERGROUND service to and from Richmond Station on the 28th April. The District Line will terminate at Turnham Green Station and be replaced by a shuttle bus service to Richmond Station.
An enhanced South West mainline train service will be in operation from Waterloo and all stations to and from Richmond and Twickenham.
Shuttle buses will also run before and after the match from Hounslow station to assist spectators using the Piccadilly line.
The RFU will provide a shuttle bus service from Richmond station to the stadium and a return service after the match.
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The Army v Navy Rugby Match is proud to announce that The Royal British Legion will be the supporting charity of the day. The charity is renowned for ‘providing welfare, comradeship, representation and remembrance for the Armed Forces community’.
Please support The Royal British Legion in everyway you can. For more information on the charity, visit the official website by clicking the logo.