Representatives from around the world are gathered in Halifax this week to prepare the final schedule for the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo’s 30th anniversary show this July.


“It’s going to be, we think, our biggest cast ever,” said Thomas Grotian, marketing manager for the Tattoo. More than 60 people, from Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Britain and the U.S., are putting together a show that will include pogo sticks, an army jeep display team, historical re-enactments and all three services competing in the obstacle race.


The Tattoo Times reports Massachusetts’s Middlesex County Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps will take part, the first time in 10 years the U.S. has participated. Germany is sending the Hamburg Police Motorcycle Team, France the Paris Police Gymnastics Team and the Copenhagen Police Band. They’ll join Britain’s Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of the Royal Welsh, the Royal Band of the Belgian Air Force and the Royal Fire Brigade Band from Malmo, Sweden. The Mounties will be there, along with the Stadacona Band of Maritime Forces Atlantic.