HM the Queen enjoys a performance of Beating the Retreat

14 August 2019

In August, a group of talented Army and Air Cadet pipers and drummers drawn from across the United Kingdom, had the honour of performing the Beating of the Retreat for HM The Queen at Balmoral.

Cadets perform the Beating of the Retreat for the Queen at Balmoral

Her Majesty clearly enjoyed herself and, following the performance, spent time chatting to cadets and asking them questions.

Her Majesty meeting and chatting to cadets

Speaking after the performance Brigadier Mark Dodson, Chief Executive of Highland RFCA, said “The cadets put on an amazing performance which Her Majesty thoroughly enjoyed. I’d like to extend my thanks to the performers and also to the CFAVs who trained and supported them.”

Photographs copyright of Dougie Johnston