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During the Hamina Tattoo, it is possible to familiarise with the Finnish Defence Forces’ activity in the FDF event field in front of the Reserve Officer School’s main building (Kadettikoulunkatu 7). The event field will welcome visitors during 31.7.–3.8. at 12–19.

The event field will offer familiarisation with the activity and conscript training of the Army, Navy, and the Air Force, equipment of the Army, matters concerning liability for military service, and activity of Hamina Reserve Officer Association.

On a daily basis, Military Bands of the Finnish Defence Forces will perform magnificent music for visitors to enjoy.

Also, the sales point of the Soldiers’ Home Canteen will be available on site.

The main building of the Reserve Officer School will offer an opportunity to get a type of hands-on practice in operating a Hornet multipurpose jet by means of a Hornet flight simulator game.

Daily, an armoured personnel carrier Pasi will be available for tours at 14–18.

The opening ceremony of the event field will take place on 31 July at 16:30. The opening address will be by Commandant of the Army Academy, Colonel Janne Mäkitalo. The event will include music performed by the Lapland Military Band.

A fast attack missile craft of the Navy, named Hamina, will visit the Tervasaari pier during the Hamina Tattoo week. The vessel will arrive during the afternoon of 29.7. to leave on 1.8. in the morning. The fast attack missile craft will be available for observation from a distance on the pier.

The Utti Jaeger Regiment will conduct a fly-past of helicopters in conjunction with the Tattoo parade on 1.8.2024 in co-operation with the Air Force. The Karelia Air Wing will be responsible for a Hornet fly-past of the parade on 1.8.2024.

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On Wednesday 31.7. from 16:30 onwards, the opening of the FDF event field, Commandant of the Army Academy, Lapland Military Band

On Thursday 1.8. from 17 onwards, The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces

On Friday 2.8.

  • At 16, NATO Seminar, at the Reserve Officer School Manège. For additional information, see: small_TattooMagazine2024_2painos-1.pdf ( Free admission.
  • from 17 onwards, The Guards Band

On Saturday 3.8. from 17 onwards, The Conscript Band of the Finnish Defence Forces