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CHARITY organisation Tickets for Troops has registered its 100,000th member of the Armed Forces only two years after its launch. The landmark was celebrated with a lap of honour of the Kia Oval on Sunday as England cricketers pushed on towards their 4-0 whitewash over India, where troops had been given a box to watch the game. Thanks to the support of many organisations Tickets For Troops has been able to give provide free tickets to a wide range of events, from family days out at Alton Towers, to tickets  to next year’s Olympics and Paralympics  Games. The charity was launched at  the O2 arena in 2009 to provide members of the Armed Forces with free  tickets for major music, sporting, and cultural events including football,  cricket, rugby and theatre performances. Since launching it has provided more than 270,000 tickets to troops who have registered on the website.

Patrons include Samntha Cameron, wife of the Prime Minister.