The Pooley Sword, a ceremonial broadsword presented each year at The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo to the outstanding act, has been awarded to His Majesty The King’s Guard of Norway Drill Team.
Every year, swordmaker, Robert Pooley donates a ceremonial broadsword to the international military spectacle which is presented to the individual or group which has made the most notable contribution to the show. Notability is based upon a performance alone or the group or individual who has gone the extra mile to support the event and fellow performers. The winner of the Pooley Sword is decided each year by the cast of over 1,200 performers.
His Majesty The King’s Guard of Norway Drill Team has been a particular stand out act during this year’s sell out event, showcasing its military discipline and precision on Edinburgh Castle’s Esplanade.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, which took place between 5-27 August this year, is renowned worldwide for its phenomenal mix of military pageantry, music, dance, technical wizardry and special effects, bringing together contingents from across the world.