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Spice Girls Reunion Tour: Remember When Ginger Spice Performed For Troops In Oman?

Tour footage shows Geri Horner on stage performing Spice Girl classics plus her solo songs in the Middle East 17 years ago

Following the exciting news that the Spice Girls are getting back together for a reunion tour next year, there has been lots of reminiscing of the famous CSE tour to Oman 17 years ago with Geri Horner.

In the video clip below Geri performs Spice Girls classic 'Wannabe' with a little risque twist to entertain the crowd.

Geri, also known to her fans as Ginger Spice, underwent an eight-hour journey through the desert with Forces Live Events (CSE), formerly known as Combined Services Entertainment, in 2001 to visit the base in the Gulf.

Geri made sure she performed her solo songs like 'Bag It Up' from her debut solo album 'Schizö-phonic', released in 1999.

She delivered a morale-boosting live show for 7,000 UK troops on exercise in Oman. Showing support for the British forces, she happily met many soldiers and signed autographs.

Steps on a tank in Oman ahead of CSE show in 2001

British pop group Steps and comedian Bobby Davro also performed at the CSE show in an arena that was specially dug out of the sand.

Bobby Davro in Oman with CSE

In more recent years CSE has been responsible for delivering morale-boosting performances and visits by a host of celebrities including David Beckham, Peter Andre, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Al Murray, Ray Winstone and Jason Manford.

If you are looking for live entertainment for your Christmas party or Mess function, get in touch with CSE to find out how we can help.

As a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus we make from our commercial projects goes directly into our Beneficiary Fund, which aims to improve morale and welfare of British Armed Forces personnel and their families through a variety of event and entertainment solutions.

If you are in the military or are part of the wider military community and have a welfare requirement contact us for more information about the CSE Beneficiary Fund and/or an application form.