A military themed spectacle at Blenheim Palace raised £7,404 for the Armed Forces charity SSAFA.

The sold-out Battle Proms was watched by thousands of spectators who picnicked while enjoying the open-air concert.

It featured live orchestral music, carefully choreographed Spitfire and parachute displays, dramatic cannon fire and cavalry displays with a spectacular musical fireworks finale.

The Battle Proms has been supporting military charities since 2004, raising a running total of over £458,000.

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SSAFA has been its charity partner since 2018.

A spokesperson for SSAFA said: “We would like to thank the audience at Blenheim Palace for their generosity and helping us raise over £7,400 for SSAFA.

“The entertainment at The Battle Proms is spectacular and the events are always great fun to attend. In addition to the funds raised, the partnership has helped us raise awareness of our work and to recruit new volunteers. We are immensely proud to be the Battle Proms charity partner.”