Pipes and Drums excel at international military music festival

The Royal Signals Pipes and Drums have performed to over 125,000 visitors at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland.

Twenty dedicated Regular and Reserve members of the Royal Signals Pipes and Drums have just returned from the experience of a lifetime, performing to sell-out crowds at the Basel Tattoo in Switzerland.

This is the third time that the Royal Signals have been invited to attend the prestigious military music event. The tattoo attracts acts from around the world.

Under the watchful eye of the Drum Major Sgt (DM) Rab McCutcheon, they played nightly for a week in the huge Kaserne Basel arena.

Three members were selected for the prestigious slot of the Lone Piper in the show's finale. Cpl Mark Black, LCpl David McRobb and LCpl Chris Dorman were each personally selected to play alongside bagpipe band sensation The Red Hot Chilli Pipers who shot to fame in 2007 by winning the BBC's 'When Will I Be Famous?' Talent Show.

Those who missed the spectacle will not have top travel so far next year, the Corps of Pipes and Drums have already been confirmed to play at the 2020 Edinburgh tattoo as part of the Royal Signals' Centenary Celebrations.