Just a line to inform you that another one of the old school has
I have just
read in our local paper that former Drum Major R G Knox BEM passed
away on Saturday 8th November.
him for the past 40 years, I would describe him as a strict disciplinarian,
immaculate at all times, a man who respected his subordinates, always
addressing them by their rank, and a person who would never let
ANYONE take advantage of his band.
At times he
would exceed his rank to ensure that his band would receive the
best of treatment on any engagement, anywhere in the world.
All the best,
KNOX Russell Geoffrey B.E.M. Ex-Drum-Major of Royal Marines Peacefully
at Derriford Hospital on November 8th, aged 79. Beloved husband
of Eileen (deceased). Funeral service on Tuesday November 18th,
2.30pm at Efford Crematorium, followed by a reception at The Sergeant's
Mess, Royal Marines Barracks, Stonehouse. Flowers, please to Earl
of Plymouth Chapels by 11am, or donations, if so desired, for the
Royal Marines Association, or for St. Luke's Hospice, by retiring
collection or c/o Earl of Plymouth, 23 Wolseley Rd, Plymouth, PL2
3AA. Enquiries Tel: 605550.