ACFA Beating Retreat


The annual ACFA Beating Retreat took place on the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle on April 27. 

Invited guests, cadets’ families and friends watched as the talented young musicians put on a memorable event with displays from the Corps of Drums, the Massed Military Bands and the National Pipes and Drums, followed by a combined finale which saw all of the musicians come together.

Around 150 Cadets from across the country took part.

Richard Lochhead MSP – the Scottish Government Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science – was the Reviewing Officer and took the Salute at the ceremony.

Other guests included the Chief Executives of both Lowland and Highland Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations.

Among those taking part were The Band and Drums of Gwent and Powys ACF who once again added a touch of colour to proceedings. The band had a great time and thanked the organisers for their invitation to Scotland.

Highland RFCA Deputy Chief Executive Andrew Macnaughton was on hand to capture all the action. Click through his images, below.

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