The 300th anniversary of the day the Duke of Marlborough led his troops to victory at the Battle of Blenheim will be marked with a concert at Woodstock's Blenheim Palace.

On August 13, 1704, the British Army defeated the Franco-Bavarian army of Marshall Tallard at the Battle of Blenheim, rescuing southern Germany from French occupation.

The concert will be held on August 13 as part of a summer of events at Blenheim Palace to celebrate the historic anniversary. Money raised at the concert will go to the Soldiers' Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association (the SSAFA/Forces Help) and the Army Benevolent Fund.

The concert will feature the Regimental Band of the Grenadier Guards.

During the evening, there will be a display by the RAF Falcons sky diving team. Puma helicopters will also be used in a display over the palace's lake, and the Sealed Knot English Civil War reanactment group will stage a period battle.

The event will draw to a close with a talk by military historian and TV presenter Richard Holmes. Beating Retreat will then be performed at 9.30pm by the Grenadier Guards band, the Corps of Drums of the 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards, the Waterloo Band and the Bugles of the Royal Rifle Volunteers.

The concert is the latest in a series of events to mark the 300th anniversary. Last month, members of the Blenheim Company, from the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, paraded at the palace. A special exhibition tracing the preparations made for the historic battle has also been on show at the palace.

The anniversary of the battle will also be marked at this weekend's CLA Game Fair, which will be held within the palace grounds.

During the event, a series of re-enactments and interpretations will be staged by the Marlburian Association and the Royal Armouries.

The SSAFA/Forces Help charity assists ex-service and serving soldiers and their families. The charity provides people with stairlifts and wheelchairs and helps pay fees for nursing and care homes.

The Army Benevolent Fund works in partnership with other groups to give financial support to former and serving army personnel.

Tickets for the concert can be bought at the gates of Blenheim Palace or in advance by calling Frank Whiting on 01235 767477.