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    One of B.C.'s most impressive Centennial attractions the - Searchlight Tattoo - began an eight-night?

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    First shot is of Massed Bands coming out on field.

    Royal Marines

    U.S. Marines

    Royal Can. Navy.

    Lord Strathoona Horse

    Royal Canadian Engineers.

    Royal Canadian Air Force.

    Bands play "Samper Fidelie" and "Marine Hymn."

    Highland Dancing. Accompanied by mass pipes and drums of the "Queens Own Cameron Highlanders and Seaforth" Highlanders of Canada."

    Massed Drum & Bangle Bands

    1st & 2nd Battalions of Princess Patricias Canadian

    Light infantry.

    1st Battalion Queens Own Rifles.

    Massed Pipes and Drums.

    Bill Display by Sailors from H.M.C.S. Naden.

    Grand Finals.


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    Background: One of B.C.'s most impressive Centennial attractions the - Searchlight Tattoo - began an eight-night run in Vancouver last night.

    About eight-thousand people turned out to watch the well-rehearsed program at Empire Stadium. Some nine-hundred serviceman from Canada, the United States and Britain took part. Here are the massed military bands.

    Members of the B.C. Highland Dancing Association gave a display of dancing. They were accompanied by the bands of the Seaforth and Queens Own Cameron Highlanders.

    Now the drum and bugle band of the Queens Own Rifles of Canada.

    The Tattoo is under the direction of Brigadier Alisdair MacLean. He says that this is the largest of 15 that he has directed. It include precision marching as well as massed-band music.

    Several stirring Scottish airs were played by the massed pipes and drums often Canadian bands.

    A drill display by man from HMCS Naden included a demonstration of precision firing.

    And here is part of the grand finale.

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