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Coldplay’s Chris Martin Has Penned An Anthem For The Invictus Games Opening Ceremony Plus The Red Arrows Complete The Military-themed Line-up

Tickets are on sale now for the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games, the international sports event for ‘wounded warriors’ launched by Prince Harry and coming to London this September. The Opening Ceremony will also be shown live on the BBC, the official broadcaster for the Invictus Games.

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An audience of 5,000 will gather on the South Lawn of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the evening of Wednesday 10 September for the prelude to the Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover.

An exclusive performance of the official anthem, penned by Coldplay’s Chris Martin, is just one of the highlights of an uplifting Opening Ceremony being put together by Kim Gavin, the creative director of the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.

A fly past from The Red Arrows, one of the world’s premier aerobatic display teams, will add to a military-themed spectacle. On the ground there will be displays by The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery – the ceremonial unit of the British Army famed for firing salutes on royal anniversaries and state occasions, including the 41-gun salute for Trooping the Colour – and the Queen’s Colour Squadron (63 Squadron RAF Regiment), renowned for its unique Continuity Drill Displays performed without a word of command.

They will be joined by bands from the Royal Marines, Army and RAF.

The crowd can also look forward to a Competitors’ Parade featuring all 400+ wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women – serving and veteran and from 14 nations – who will go on to compete in four days of sport from 11-14 September.

One of those hard in training and hoping to be selected for the British Armed Forces team is Lance Corporal John-James Chalmers of 42 Commando Royal Marines, known as ‘JJ’, who suffered severe injuries in an IED blast in Afghanistan in 2011. The 26 year old from Edinburgh hopes to compete in Athletics and Cycling at the Invictus Games.

JJ says:

“The Invictus Games have given a whole international community of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women something to strive for. For us it’s about much more than four days of sport. But come September we’ll be ready to show our Invictus spirit in the sporting arena. That all starts with the Opening Ceremony and we hope the public will be there to give us their support. It promises to be quite a show and will set the tone for what’s to come.”

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, says: “I am delighted that the first ever Invictus Games will take place on London’s newest park and in its world class sporting venues. I’ve no doubt this opening extravaganza will be a fitting curtain raiser for the thrilling sporting spectacle to follow.”

invictusThe Invictus Games are being organised with the support and backing of TheRoyal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence. They will use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of those who serve their country.

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