Friday, 8 August 2008

TA100 - Durham's first Military Tattoo

Durham city is to host its first military tattoo on Saturday 6th September on Palace Green outside the Cathedral. This "huge military spectacular" is being organised by the Reserve Force and Cadet Association (RFCA) for the North of England. Staged to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Territorial Army, it is not surprising that this year's event will be having a special TA theme.
The Tattoo Director, Major Eric Ingram, says: "We're laying on a show that covers the 100 years of the Territorial Army. So we're going to do a little bit about World War I, a bit about World War II and quite a big re-enactment of a battle that's a typical example of what's happening in Afghanistan at the moment."
The event will involve 150 TA soldiers, local army cadets, military bands and veterans. In addition to re-enactments of events from the TA's history, the programme includes music from a number of military bands (including pipes and drums) and displays of military vehicles.
The anticipated 1,500-2,000 spectators will be able to watch the action taking place in the central arena. Tickets are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre in Millennium Place, Durham and cost £5 for the afternoon preview and £10 for the evening. Details are available on the TA100 website below.

The Tattoo will serve to emphasise the valuable contribution that the TA continues to make to Britain's Armed Forces and is sure to encourage new recruits to its ranks.

Link> TA100: Durham Military Tattoo
Link> BBC: Durham Military Tattoo