Outing to the Birmingham Tattoo

Our coach party left on a pleasant journey to The Resorts World Arena, Birmingham.

On arrival it was a short walk from the coach to the entrance which went very smoothly. Inside the Arena were numerous eateries with plenty of table and chairs. A number of Toilets were situated all around without any queueing.   The signage was very good and we were able to find our seats easily.  Everyone managed to climb the steps to the seating area.

It was a spectacular afternoon.

Leaving the Arena all we had to do was retrace our steps back to the coach.

The Birmingham International Tattoo is Britain's biggest indoor tattoo featuring marching bands, pipes & drums, field gun racing, dog racing and culminating in a spectacular Grand Finale.

Below are some of the events taking part in this year’s Tattoo.

The Band of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment 

The Band of the Royal Norwegian Air Force Band

The Austrian Army Band

The Pipes and Drums

Field Gun Competition

British Flyball Dog Display

Disco Display Team – Approx 300 children took part in the Display together; and then they all disco danced with their individual dance schools.

Tenor Tim Pitman – Who sang, as well as others Land of Hope and Glory and The Rose

The Wreath of Respect Display Team, which is made up of motorcycle and trike riders (only 3 this year) from all over the UK, rode in following a standard escorting the wreath.

The wreath is hand-made of steel, weighs about 10lb and consists of 9 poppies surrounding a horseshoe and the Exhortation. It is for all Nations and promotes Remembrance, Respect, Peace and Reconciliation. Wreath of Respect (@OfWreath) / X

Our journey home was without any holdups and we were back in Carterton in time for a late supper. Pam