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Highland Military Tattoo to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the RAF


The 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment is to be celebrated at the Highland Military Tattoo, taking place at Fort George in Inverness from 8 to 10 September 2017.

The event will showcase the work of the Armed Forces through the ages, including an RAF theme, with an aerial display by an SE5A biplane (a World War I fighter aircraft), a RAF typhoon starting and ending the Highland Military Tattoo, and a vignette showcasing a World War I Sopwith Camel spitfire.

As always, the audience can look forward to acts including Pipes and Drums, Highland Dancers, armed forces competitions and musical interludes.

Celebrating our military heritage

Head of EventScotland, Stuart Turner, said: “Scotland is the perfect stage for cultural events, and this year’s Highland Military Tattoo promises to be another truly memorable event with an exciting and varied programme on offer. From the massed pipes and drums, to the historic vignettes and RAF Typhoon fly pasts, this spectacular show celebrating Scotland’s military heritage, will no doubt appeal to both locals and visitors to the region alike.’

Major General Seymour Monro added: “It is superb to have this amazing collection of aircraft from WW1 to the present day to help us commemorate the RFC, RAF and the RAF Regiment in its 75th Year. I am most grateful to Neil Geddes for bringing his SE5A; to the Montrose Aviation Museum for the loan of their Sopwith Camel; to Iain Hutchison of Errol for the loan of his Spitfire and to the RAF for the Typhoons and all their tremendous support. It’s going to be a great show and with so many differences from previous years.”

Tickets for the Highland Military Tattoo

The Highland Military Tattoo runs from 8 to 10 September at Fort George, Inverness.

For tickets, visit the Highland Military Tattoo website or Visit Scotland’s Tourist Information throughout Scotland and additionally at promotional marches taking place this weekend in Elgin and Inverness.

(Images copyright Highland Military Tattoo)

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