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A WORD FROM THE INSIDE
SGT JASON GRIMSTEAD
DRUM major Sgt Jason Grimstead
has some experience of tattoos
but said this was the biggest one
that had brought the Defence Band
together. "I did the Edinburgh Tattoo
in 2006 while I was deployed on
Ex Long Look and also did another
one at the Sydney Entertainment
Centre a few years ago," he said.
"It's not very often we get to perform
as a tri-service band and they came
together well. The last time was in
Melbourne for the opening of the
"Having the castle and the way
they organise the show, it was very
similar to Edinburgh. Also, some of
the acts are the same. For example,
Top Secret [the Swiss drummers]
and the 'Kiwis' were there in 2006.
However, this is much bigger than
either Edinburgh or the one at the
Sydney Entertainment Centre. It
was great and I was really looking
PIPER LCpl Adam Cameron-Taylor
gained some distinction at the tattoo
as the only Army piper to appear
and also for his spirited reproduc-
tion of AC/CD's piping in "It's a
Long Way to the Top at the start
of the ADF performance. He also
performed for Sydney-siders aboard
Manly ferries a few days earlier.
"They really enjoyed it," he said. "It
was good for the public to get and
idea of ADF music. It was good PR
for us and a lot of fun".
He has been playing the pipes for
22 years -- more than half of which
has been spent in an Army uniform.
He enlisted in the Reserves 13
years ago before transferring to the
regular Army about four and a half
years ago. "I played as part of the
Army pipe band at the 2005 tattoo
(in Sydney), in Kapyong, Korea,
Malaysia and all around the place,"
he said. "I thought the  tattoo
was a very good show and people
should be proud of the ADF bands."
Rock the house: The ADF spice up the night with a bit of AC/DC.
Then there was light: Fireworks cap off a great performance.
Photo by Hailton Lund/SCG Trust Horsing around: The NSW Police Mounted Detachment perform at
the Sydney Football Stadium.
ng the lead up to the tattoo.
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