Military charity Tickets For Troops has secured 40 pairs of tickets for the long-awaited world premiere of the new James Bond movie, 'No Time To Die', actor Daniel Craig’s final outing as the famous 007.
The tickets have been allocated to members of the UK’s Armed Forces this week through the usual ballot system operated by the charity.
Guests attending the star-studded event at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 September will have access to the red carpet arrivals as well as seeing the world premiere of the film, which has been delayed by 18 months because of COVID-19.
Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge are due to attend the event.
The British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force all had a part to play in the making of the latest Bond blockbuster providing use of military assets including an RAF C-17 aircraft and the Royal Navy’s destroyer HMS Dragon. Tickets For Troops operations director, Evie Blades said:
"Tickets for the Bond premiere are like gold dust and we are thrilled that members of our Armed Forces will be amongst the first people in the world to see the film.
"We are very grateful to Barbara Broccoli and the EON production team for their fantastic support for our troops with this very generous gesture."
It was announced this week that actor Daniel Craig has been made an honorary commander in the Royal Navy to match his rank as 007 in the Bond movies.
The film team worked closely with the Royal Navy and Ministry Of Defence in the production of the film with HMS Dragon seen cutting through the waves with a Wildcat helicopter flying overhead on an exercise in Cyprus and the RAF base at Brize Norton was used as a backdrop standing in for a NATO airbase in Norway where Bond joins MI6 allies and later can be seen boarding a C-17 Globemaster.
The British Army also supplied troops from the Household Cavalry.
The world premiere will benefit charities supporting serving and former members of the three intelligence agencies, MI6, MI5, GCHQ and charities supporting past and present members of the UK’s Special Forces.
To see more about Tickets For Troops go to www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk
Cover Image: Daniel Craig as James Bond in 'No Time To Die' (Picture: © 2019 DANJAQ, LLC AND MGM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)