It has been announced that the RAF Red Arrows, the UK’s premier aerobatic team, will be performing a fly past at the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games.
Taking place on 10th September at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the ceremony will introduce the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded soldiers, which was launched by Prince Harry earlier this year.
Invictus made the announcement as tickets went on sale for the opening ceremony, which will have an anthem penned by Coldplay’s Chris Martin and will be performed live on the day. The Red Arrows, based at RAF Scampton, will be completing the military-themed event alongside a Competitors’ Parade and displays by military bands. The Ceremony is being presented by Jaguar Land Rover and has been organised the Creative Director of the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony, Kim Gavin.
The Invictus Games will take place from 11th to 14th September, and will see over 400 wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, both serving and veteran, from 14 nations take part in various sports.
Tickets for the Invictus Games cost £12.85 per person, per session and are on sale at www.invictusgames.org. The Opening Ceremony and Games will also be broadcast live on the BBC for those watching from home.