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Tattoo and Retreat Ceremony marks Anzac centenary


ABOVE: Standing – Brandon Chow, James Depangher, Michael Ma, Alex Devlin, Russell Hutchinson, Edward Carlisle, Sam Alexander, Peter Thomas. Sitting: Zac Tsigaras, Patrick Herbstreit

The meticulously orchestrated 2015 Cadet Tattoo, scheduled on the eve of the centenary of the Anzac landing at Gallipoli, included elements of a moving ‘retreat ceremony’, dating back to the World Wars when fighting ceased at sunset to notify a return to barracks.

The ceremony included evocative music from the Military Band and the Scotch College Pipes and Drums, while the Support Company carried out the complicated slow-time drill movement of ‘Rest on Arms Reversed’.

The Reviewing Officer, Captain Brian Schlegel (’84) paid moving tribute to his experiences as a cadet at Scotch, which helped him to realise the importance of duty, diligence and responsibility to the wider community, both nationally and internationally. The Principal, Mr Tom Batty, read the names of the 11 Old Scotch Collegians who fell at the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 2015, encouraging the Scotch community to reflect on their legacy. Special guests, including the families of Old Boys who fell in the cause of service in 1915, members of School Council and Year 12 members of the Cadet Unit, the Pipes and Drums and the Military Band, gathered in the James Forbes Academy foyer for supper after the event.


The Guard


Scotch Military Band


Pipes and Drums

Updated: 3 October 2016