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Reserve Forces & Cadets Association
Northern Ireland



12 October 2014

The Belfast Tattoo 2014 was a resounding success, due in part to the addition of the military Pipes and Drums for the first time since the Tattoo’s inception 4 years ago.  Both the public and the organisers stated that the Tattoo took on a whole new dimension with the involvement of the 1st and 2nd Battalion Royal Irish, 1 Scots and 152 Fuel Services Regiment Pipes and Drums.

Almost 20,000 members of the public watched the event over the 3 days of the Tattoo - almost sell out performances.

The highlight of the night was the march off where they played Killaloe 3 times to a standing ovation with the whole audience shouting the ‘Yoh’ at the appropriate time.

The ABF charity was the main supported charity at the event,  however RIRISH RHQ had a PRI shop linked to the recruiting stand manned by 2RIRISH and 152 (U) Tpt Regt where they made around £2000 over the 3 nights.

The addition of the RIRISH dog was a bonus at the PRI stand and then during the finale.

Overall a great event and some fantastic engagement for the military in N Ireland.