POP sensations The Saturdays wowed British troops, recently returned from Afghanistan, with a welcome home show to remember on Tuesday18th November 2008.
The five girls, with the top ten hits Up
and If This Is Love already to their name, took to the stage
at the Colchester Garrison dressed in Army combat jackets – and
their performance had the 700-strong audience shouting for more.
It was also The BFF’s 60th birthday gift to its Patron, HRH The Prince of Wales, Colonel-in-Chief of The Parachute Regiment.
Brig Mark Carleton-Smith OBE, of Headquarters 16 Air Assault Brigade, said: "The acts hit the spot, everyone had a thoroughly entertaining evening and it was hugely appreciated by the troops.
"The work of the Foundation continues to provide vital support to the Armed Forces – it has never been more in demand and necessary. These turbulent times require extraordinary things of our troops, and the contribution of The BFF makes it all that little bit easier for us all."
Garrison Sergeant Major WO1 Joe Coleman added: "Conventional funding does not exist within the military system to provide this type of professional and morale boosting entertainment, and that is why the work of the charitable foundation is so very important.
"We felt privileged that you were able to bring top quality entertainment to Colchester Garrison for so many soldiers who have just returned from a difficult tour in Afghanistan."
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