HMS Ark Royal 1974

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Just looking through an old suitcase in the loft (as you do) and came across this old rogues gallery of the Band of HM Royal Marines, HMS Ark Royal 1974.

Back row, from left to right;

Graham Wilson, Trevor "Bruno" Brown, Mark Giddings, Steve Shutt, Brian Starr, Pete Usher, John Dunne.

Front Row.

Dick Soulsby, Sean Mason, Ian Clarkson, Mick Holder, Pat Butterley, Pat Hill, Mick Sproston, Roger Jones, Don Wilson, John Cowdrey, Chris Kelly (Bandmaster).

Centre kneeling, Ron Turner.

I hope you've got time and space to put this on the web site. We all like to think that we were in the happiest band in the RMB. We might not have been the best, but we were undoubtedly the thirstiest. Anybody who looks at the site regularly will I hope be pleased to see this pickie of one of the last RMB bands to be permanently deployed on the grey funnel fleet. I've got a few more pickies of different bands and I might be persuaded to send in one or two more in the near future, space permitting. See you in the counter march.

Brian Starr


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