The Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo
During the Centennial year, the Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo appeared across Canada. The Special Centennial Events booklet published by the Canadian Government had this description of the Tattoo:
A pageant of three hundred years of Canadian military history is staged with music, parades, drills, dances, comedy and fantasy, all in authentic costume.
Spectacular outdoor presentations involving a cast of 1,700 Canadian Armed Forces personnel, will be seen in Victoria, Vancouver, Ottawa and Hamilton, as well as at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and at Expo 67 in Montreal. Smaller, 250 member groups,will present a scaled-down performance of the Tattoo in arenas in 30 communities from coast to coast, as well as outdoor presentations at Fort George, Niagara, and the Citadel at Quebec City.
1. Tattoo Schedule
2. Slogan Cancellations
LE CARROUSEL MILITAIRE DES FORCES CANADIENNES
Quebec, July 14, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO MAY 4-7
Winnipeg, May 2, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO MAY 8-10
Saskatoon, May 1, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO MAY 11-13
Edmonton, May 1, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO 19 JUNE - 4 JULY
Montreal, June 21, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO AUGUST 16 -18
Ottawa, July 25, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO AUG. 25 - SEPT. 4
Toronto, September 3, 1967
THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TATTOO SEPTEMBER 8 - 9
Hamilton, August 22, 1967
3. Military Post Office Cancellations
The Canadian Armed Forces Tattoo travelled by trains. The "Red" train toured Eastern Canada from March to September. The "Blue" train toured Western Canada from May to October.
The trains were provided with Military Post Office facilities.
a ) The "Red" Train (Eastern Canada) : MPO 367
|MPO 367, April 20, 1967|
Souvenir cover mailed by Captain Cook, C.C.G.S. Relay
The cover received the MPO 367 handstamp, April 22, 1967
The C.C.G.S. Relay was a search and rescue cutter.
b) The "Blue" Train (Western Canada) : MPO 318
M.P.O. 318 to Bell Telephone, Kingston, June 20 1967
4. Tattoo Logo
Department of National Defence correspondence to Base Commander CFB Clinton, Ontario
"CANADA-67 TATTOO" logo