Drum Major R G Knox BEM

Hi Dickie,

Just a line to inform you that another one of the old school has departed.

I have just read in our local paper that former Drum Major R G Knox BEM passed away on Saturday 8th November.

Having known 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.

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