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PostSubject: R. Signals Band   15/2/2014, 08:36

Is this the begining of the end?
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Number of posts : 1074
Age : 77
Localisation : Berkshire
Cap Badge : REME
Places Served : Rotenburg Ploen Lippstadt Hamm Wetter Minden Munster Bielefeldt Dusseldorf
Registration date : 2008-11-09

PostSubject: Re: R. Signals Band   15/2/2014, 09:47

Gordon

Join the Club, the REME Band was disbanded just before Christmas in Arborfield to reform in Catterick sometime this year as a 12-15 strong "Music Entertainment" group to compliment the traditional Band of the Royal Armoured Corps also based in Catterick. The Gunner Band have left Woolwich after 200 years for Larkhill I believe.
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Number of posts : 3012
Localisation : Camberley
Cap Badge : Royal Artillery
Places Served : Troon, Lippstadt, Devizes, NI, Paderborn, Dortmund, Colchester, Belize, Canada, Cyprus, Gutersloh
Registration date : 2010-10-26

PostSubject: Re: R. Signals Band   15/2/2014, 13:21

It is possible, as they don't have many soldiers to march up and down now, they can afford to dispense with musical accompaniment.   Most people nowadays have iPhones, that could be the answer, a new movement could be written in to the Drill Manual - "PREPARE TO FIT HEADPHONES (Wait for it), "FIIIIIIT....................... HEADPHONES".
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Number of posts : 1298
Age : 84
Localisation : West of England
Cap Badge : Royal Signals
Places Served : Harrogate 1949-52. HQ BAOR Sig Regt 1952-54, Korea 1954-55, Egypt 1955, Cyprus 1955-57, HMS Santon 1957, UK 7th Hussars 1957-59, 1st Gds Bde 1959-60, 201 Signal Sqn 1960-62, 206 Sig Sqn 1962-63, 7 Sig Regt 1963-66, 249 Sig Sqn 1966-68, 11 Sig Regt 1968-72. Retired 1972
Registration date : 2010-02-22

PostSubject: Re: R. Signals Band   20/2/2014, 23:53

The demise of a band. Is this a sign of the times we are in. Small Army, a couple of ships, a few aircraft, the selling off of military land, moving married quarters into caravans (makes them more mobile and just a couple of red dots on the world map (colour chosen for our former colonies) etc, etc.
As private Frazer used to say 'Were all doomed'
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