Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo (12 – 15 May)

Tattoo 2The Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo is a celebration of the capabilities of today’s forces through music and action.

This year’s tri-service event has a packed programme of international and British military acts, massed bands, pipes and drums, modern military re-enactments and a fantastic finale.

The Tattoo will tell a story of modern life in each of the services (the Army, the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy) and large screens will show footage from each of the services in action in warzones, taking the audience to the current operational environment. You can also look forward to experiencing a special re-construction of a real-life situation from the Royal Marine Commandos.

This insight into modern military life will be interspersed with the ceremonial acts you will know and love including the Household Cavalry Musical Ride and the Musical Drive of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery. We are also excited to present some wonderful international acts, details of which will follow very soon. For first hand information, sign up to the Tattoo enewsletter.

Each evening the programme will include the following:

  • House Band – The Royal Artillery Orchestra
  • The Musical Drive of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery
  • Massed Pipes and Drums accompanied by Military Sword Dancers featuring Queens Royal Hussars, Royal Dragoon Guards, Royal Tank Regiment, Irish Guards, The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, 1st Battalion Royal Gurkha Rifles, Pipes and Drums of The Royal Air Force and Pipes and Drums of Christchurch City, New Zealand
  • Royal Marines of 45 Commando Abroath Scotland Firefight
  • His Majesty the Kings Guards Norway Band and Drill Team
  • The Musical Ride of The Household Cavalry
  • The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Collingwood
  • The Royal Navy Field Gun Competition and The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Collingwood
  • The Central Band of the RAF who are commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
  • The Massed Bands featuring The Welsh Guards, The Scots Guards and The Band and Bugles of The Rifles
  • Thanking the Troops
  • Finale

Watch a clip from The Windsor Castle Royal Tattoo 2009