From 22nd through 24th October, The Bermuda Tattoo will present a world-class spectacle of music and military precision in the historic grounds of the Keep Yard, Royal Naval Dockyard. A fantastic overseas line-up including performers from the USA, UK, Canada and the Caribbean will join our very own Royal Bermuda Regiment Band and Corps of Drums and other local acts, including a specially-commissioned choir. The event will be replete with artillery guns, fireworks, and military pageantry, all in celebration of the Royal Bermuda Regiment's 50th Anniversary and important role that it continues to play in Bermuda's culture and heritage.




The 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force provided a thousand man garrison in Bermuda from 1915 to 1916. This battalion, commanded by Lt Col Cameron M Edwards, was comprised in large part of soldiers from what is now The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Duke of Edinburgh’s Own), who perpetuate the 38th, and the Governor General's Foot Guards. The 38th Battalion developed a close link to the community, regularly participating in many local ceremonies including Changing the Guard at the Government House. Of note was the heroic part played by members of the 38th in the rescue of personnel from the SS Pollock Shields which was wrecked on Bermuda's reefs in 1916. Three members of the 38th are buried in local cemeteries.


The 38th Battalion’s air was the medley “Will ye no come back again” and “Ye’ll tak' the high road”. It is most appropriate therefore that the bands of the “Guards” and “Camerons” are participating in the Bermuda Tattoo 2015, not only celebrating the Royal Bermuda Regiment's 50th, but commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the posting of the 38th Battalion to Bermuda!

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ROYAL BERMUDA REGIMENT: 01 September 2015 - Her Majesty The Queen has graciously agreed to the award of the title ‘Royal’ to the Bermuda Regiment to mark 50 years of dedicated and loyal service to The Crown and its forebears’ dedicated and loyal service dating back to 1612. By Her Majesty’s Command the new title is effective from the Regiment’s Golden Jubilee on 1st September 2015.

His Excellency the Governor Mr George Fergusson said: “This is terrific news. This is a real honour and mark of recognition for the Regiment. These things are not at all automatic: it’s a real award, recognising not only the Regiment’s contribution to Bermuda since its formation but also its support to countries and Territories in the Caribbean. It is also very specifically a recognition of the contribution and sacrifices made by its predecessor units, the Bermuda Militia Artillery and the Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps in two World Wars, and units before that. Members of the Regiment, past and present, have every reason to be proud at this award.”