Rod Stewart backing Tickets for Troops

ROCK star Rod Stewart, right, is showing his support for the charity Tickets For Troops by offering free tickets for his summer tour to members of the Armed Forces and their families.

Soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families will have the chance to see the legendary hit-maker at the Sheffield Arena on July 20 and at the Glasgow SECC on July 26.

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Tickets For Troops was set up last year to provide top tickets to sporting, musical and entertainment events to troops and their families.

Patrons of the charity include the Prime Minister's wife Samantha Cameron, Dame Vera Lynn, Andrew Flintoff, Gavin Hastings and Joss Stone.

Mrs Cameron said: "Tickets For Troops has been a massive success in terms of recognising the work and courage of our troops but it has also rewarded those families whose support and love is crucial in the frontline."