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Royal Navy at the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

21 August 2017
The Royal Navy proudly led the military's support to this year's spectacular Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Members of all fighting arms of the Senior Service came together, showing the team works by performing a number of vital roles both in the auditorium and out of sight of the vast numbers attending the four-week event.

From the Guard of Honour's ceremonial contribution to the show, to the musical excellence of the Massed Bands of the Royal Marines; and from the team transforming the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle to resemble an aircraft carrier flight deck to those ferrying performers to and from the venue and looking after their welfare, all undertake their roles with enthusiasm, talent, professionalism and dedication.

Royal Navy warship was berthed in Leith for the final week hosting capability demonstrations and VIP dinners with guests including representatives of NATO member nations, further building our relationships with international allies.

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is a huge production, featuring a cast of 1,200 performing to a live audience of 220,000 and a global TV audience of more than 100 million over the course of its run from August 4th to 26th.

Among the groups of performers was the Royal Navy Guard of Honour.

The 24-strong guard welcomes the audience at the beginning of every performance, took the general salute and marches at the finale. It is a vital component of the show at Edinburgh Castle's esplanade.

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