has been a long time since I have written in to you, I was prompted to
do so now after seeing Mike Hutton's Malta pic's. I dug out this one from
an old album of Phoenicia Band in Bari, Italy around 1957-58.
I think Pete Sumner was in charge at the time with a Drum major O'Keefe
out the front. Dougie Drake is on cymbals and Jeff Ingram bass drum. Bob
Shadbolt on tenor drum and Bob Gawn Per'c. I'm somewhere at the back alongside
little Nobby Clarke (P E Clarke) top left hand corner I think.
I can remember that GCBs were worn on No1s as can be seen on some of the
buglers arms. Can any one shed any light as to when this practice started
and finished. I cannot remember any more names in the band at the time
but if you are out there let me know. I hope this putting a picture in
an e-mail works as it is the first time I have tried it.
Clark RMBX 3147.