Royal Marines Band with the Japanese Maritime Self Defence Band
He has asked me if I can find any information about this photo: which band, what occasion, the year (1980s he thinks), etc. I think the bandmaster is Michael McDermott and the band strength appears to be about 22 strong; probably a bit too large for a ship’s band although it could possibly be the Ark Royal.
Can any of your readers help to identify this photo or give me the contact for Mac McDermott so I may ask him?
Stephen I Misson
have just seen Steve Misson's pic of an RM Band in Tokyo. I am sure that
it is CinC Fleet band. We flew out to either Hong Kong or Seoul to embark
on HMS Bristol. I retired from the band service in Feb 1991 so I think
this trip would have been 1989 or 1990. The Drum Major was a Cpl Bugler
first name Simon.
Hope this helps