Band and Bugles Reunion Annual Report 2012/13


The annual Band & Bugles reunion was held in Winchester in October, where 116 members signed in along with some 30+ guests…….and only one complaint during the day.

A small Band consisting of members of the Waterloo Band of the Rifles and reunion members, along with 100’s of buglers entertained the members for approximately an hour. A few pieces were played - one of them was not Finlandia. Bugle marches where plentiful and it all rounded of with the Regimental Marches

I was asked if the band could play longer next year – I will do my best ~ start at 1200 finish 1400 ish? ---Keep an eye on web page

A small raffle (less but more expensive prizes) and a members’ only cash draw was drawn, this was done whilst lunch was being served

The reunion came to a close at 18:00hrs with a few members continuing straight into the evening’s entertainment, kindly put on by the club - whilst others went for a change of shirt, returning ready to start again  – I fell into bed at GKWT (God Knows What Time) on Sunday morning

Regents Park Memorial

2012 was the 30th Anniversary and was well represented by various groups / Association members / ex-Band members and families. A small service was conducted by Padre Barry Burbridge followed by the Last Post and Reveille - performed by members of the Bugle platoon 7 Rifles

I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of myself, and members of 1 RGJ Band, to thank Richard Frost and Gary Driscall for arranging this

PLEASE NOTE the London branch will be attending the bandstand on the nearest Sunday to the 20th July; we will still be there on the actual day.


Due to ever-increasing cost’s we are no longer going to produce an annual newsletter but will be adding periodically to the Band and Bugles website

Older members without internet access will be able to obtain printed copies of any updates. Requests to be made via the Band web site / Facebook or by email or telephoning the secretary on: 07850 163548


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