Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010: The First Muster

After the closing of the Castle for the night, and giving everyone a big fright with the musket- and cannon fire, all the participating bands marched onto the arena for the exciting First Muster. Centre stage was taken by the SA Army Band of Cape Town in their startling red tunics, with the Army Band…

The Drill Squad of WP SMDEA trains at Youngsfield Military Base

As explained in the previous posts (see SA Army Band CT trains Drill Squad, Visit to the Naval Dockyard and Visit to Fort iKapa), the drill squad of the Western Province School Marching Drill and Exhibition Association (WP SMDEA) recently participated in a week-long training program at Youngsfield Military Base.

The Drill Squad of WP SMDEA visits Fort iKapa: Home of the Reserve units in the Western Cape

The dedicated boys and girls making up the drill squad of the Western Province School Marching Drill and Exhibition Association (WP SMDEA) (see previous post) gave up their mid-term holidays, in order to participate in an intensive week of training by members of the SA Army Band Cape Town. The drill squad is part of…

The Drill Squad of WP SMDEA visits Simon’s Town: Home of the SA Navy

During the recent school holidays, the boys and girls making up the drill squad of the Western Province School Marching Drill and Exhibition Association (WP SMDEA) were drilled by members of the SA Army Band Cape Town (see previous post) in preparation for the Cape Town Military Tattoo to be held at the Castle of…

SA Army Band Cape Town prepares the Drill Squad of the Western Province School Marching Drill and Exhibition Association for the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document.  During the school holiday week of 27 September to 01 October 2010, the drill squad of the Western Province School Marching Drill and Exhibition Association (WP SMDEA) received some intensive training by members of…

The Cape Town Military Tattoo 2010: The Edinburgh of Africa

Update: An article I wrote about this event was published on the Reserve Force Division website. Here is the PDF document. In barely two weeks’ time, the imposing stone walls of the venerable 330-year-old Castle of Good Hope in central Cape Town will be reverberating to the rhythmic thumping of drums, the wailing of bagpipes…