Rehearsals at Earls Court, London, for the 2013 Royal Tournament (Picture: Lee Thomas / Alamy).

Rehearsals at Earls Court, London, for the 2013 Royal Tournament (Picture: Lee Thomas/Alamy).

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Poll results: Should Britain bring back the Royal Tournament?

Our poll asked if you wanted to see a return of the world's biggest military tattoo.

Rehearsals at Earls Court, London, for the 2013 Royal Tournament (Picture: Lee Thomas / Alamy).

Rehearsals at Earls Court, London, for the 2013 Royal Tournament (Picture: Lee Thomas/Alamy).

Hundreds of people have backed calls for the return of the world's oldest and biggest military tattoo, the Royal Tournament, which was cancelled in 1999.

Our poll wanted to find out if people supported suggestions for a new version of the Royal Tournament, following a call by an MP to bring back the military tattoo in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, to celebrate her 70 years of public service and to showcase the Armed Forces' prestige and professionalism.

Tory MP Stephen Metcalfe last week tabled an early day motion calling for the return of what was once the world's biggest military tattoo, but he suggested that the pageant should be renamed The Elizabeth Tournament to honour the Queen.

An overwhelming 87% of people who responded voted 'Yes', with 13.7% voting 'No' in answer to the question "Should Britain bring back the Royal Tournament?", out of 733 votes.

The poll was conducted in a report on forces.net and across our Twitter platform.