Jet-propelled opening for inaugural Highland Military Tattoo

A Lossiemouth jet will officially open the first ever Highland Military Tattoo at Fort George tomorrow (Friday).

The spectacular flypast will be conducted by a 6 Squadron Typhoon, one of the many Moray contributions to an event organised as part of the Highland Homecoming series.

Lossiemouth station commander Group Captain Mark Chappell will attend the Highland Military Tattoo as the senior military guest at Sunday’s closing night. He said: “As an integral part of life in the north of Scotland RAF Lossiemouth is delighted to be able to support the Highland Military Tattoo.

“I hope this event will become a regular in the social calendar highlighting the longstanding connection the military has in the community.”

A Tornado GR4 from the Moray base will also conduct a low-level flypast over Fort George today during the final rehearsal for the Tattoo, which along with contributions from the RAF will feature a performance from the 2622(Highland) Squadron pipe band.

Sappers from 39 Engineer Regiment based at Kinloss will provide part of the entertainment with their field gun competition, but the likely stars of the show will be ‘The Hellcats’ from the West Point Military Academy in the United States.

Forres-based Major General Seymour Monro is the Tattoo director. He said: “There has been a lot of planning done by a very small team to have this ready for the Highland Homecoming series – providing it all in just nine months has been in interesting challenge.”

While the opening performance of the Tattoo on Friday has been sold out tickets are still available for Saturday and Sunday. Visit for details.

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