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An Interview with Brigadier David Allfrey

Melbourne is abuzz with the excitement of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. In its 65-year history, The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has only ever left its Scottish homeland three times touring to New Zealand in 2000 and Sydney in 2005 and 2010. Now it’s Melbourne’s turn. The show is set to take over Etihad stadium for five shows where 1,200 musicians and dancers from ten regiments in the UK plus bands from Switzerland, Norway, Tonga, Fiji and all across Australia (and even as far flung as the Shetland Islands) will perform in front of a packed out stadium. This morning, the We Know Melbourne team were invited to have breakfast wtih the Producer & Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Brigadier David Allfrey MBE. Talking to Brigadier David, it was easy to see why he had such a passion for bringing The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to Melbourne. A charming and engaging storyteller, Brigadier David recalled the history of the Tattoo up to it’s present day. The very first Tattoo was held in 195o, after the depression of …