LOSSIEMOUTH AIRCRAFT WILL help to make the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo even more spectacular than ever this month.
The annual event is unique in drawing the eyes of the world to Scotland’s capital as it runs alongside the annual Edinburgh International Festival.
For this year the Tattoo will acknowledge the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – and to help mark that in appropriate fashion aircraft from 1(Fighter) Squadron based in Moray will conduct flypasts as part of the pomp and ceremony that attracts a television audience of around 100million.
The Squadron’s commanding officer, Wing Commander Michael ‘Sooty’ Sutton, said: “The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the showpiece events held in Scotland and is famous around the world.
“It is a great privilege to be able to support an occasion that demonstrates the enormous wealth of talent that the military has within its ranks.
“This year’s event is extra special for the Royal Air Force as it commemorates the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. As the Commanding Officer of a Squadron that was heavily involved in the fighting of 1940, the flypasts will be a poignant salute to the sacrifices of my predecessors.”
Performers from over 48 countries have taken part in the Tattoo with almost one-third of the 220,000 audience each year coming from outside the UK.
The 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo begins tomorrow and will run until August 29 – information about the Tattoo and how to buy tickets can be found at http://www.edintattoo.co.uk/tickets.