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1st Bn Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment
(Berkshire and Wiltshire)
Regimental Band

Bandmasters of the 1st Bn Duke of Edinburghs Royal Regiment
Bandmaster HAILE
Bandmaster HAILE 1959
Bandmaster HIBBS
Bandmaster HIBBS
Bandmaster BORLASE
Bandmaster BORLASE
Bandmaster NOTHER
Bandmaster NOTHER
Bandmaster HATTON
WO 1 BANDMASTER HATTON
THE FARMER'S BOY

Tape picture The Farmers boy

SIDE A SIDE B
Hand across the sea The China Dragon
Country Gardens Lord Wellingtons March
Free an' Easy Four Quicksteps
Dance of the Imps Moorside
Festive Dashing White Sergeant

The Wiltshire

The Farmers Boy

          Rule Britannia         

 

The above music tape was produced in 1987 under Bandmaster  W.O. 1 K HATTON FTCL,ARCM BBCM and by the kind permission of the Commanding Officer at that time Lt Col SWJ SAUNDERS

 

The Player's The Instrument
Bandsman CRAWFORD Flute
Bandsman MINTON Eb Clarinet
W.O. 1 NOTHER (Past Bandmaster) Oboe
Sgt BORDESSA Bb Clarinets
Bandsman BURNEY  
Bandsman REED  
Bandsman HEBRON Alto Saxophone
Sgt GRANT Tenor Saxophone
Bandsman ENDEAN Horns
Bandsman JONES  
C/Sgt WAREING Cornets/trumpets
Sgt FINLEY  
Cpl DUNFORD  
Cpl CRAIG  
Bandsman HOARE  
L/Cpl COSTEMA Trombones
L/Cpl BRINKWORTH  
L/Cpl THOMAS  
Bandsman HUTCHINSON Euphonium
W.O. 2 MERRITT Tubas
L/Cpl WILSON  
Cpl O'NEILL Percussion
L/Cpl COSTEMA Bass Guitar

 

DERR CONCERT BAND

 

D.E.R.R. Regimental Concert Band

 

DERR FANFARE

D.E.R.R. Band Fanfare section

 

DERR BAND INTERLUDE SECTION

D.E.R.R. Band Interlude section

 

DERR BAVARIAN BAND

D.E.R.R. Bavarian Band

 

D.E.R.R. Band Uniform 1987

DERR BAND FRONT

DERR BAND REAR

DERR BAND SIDE

 

DERR BAND

D.E.R.R. Band Group

 

 

Farmersboys Band under attack, Brussels, 1979

DERR Bandsman inspects the aftermath

A Bandsman of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment inspects the damage after the I.R.A. Bomb blast in Brussels 1979.

PROVO'S BLAST ARMY BAND 

Read the newspaper headlines on Wednesday 29th August 1979.

The I.R.A. continued their Murder campaign with a bomb attack on 24 British Army bandsmen yesterday.

Their violence spread to Brussels where an explosion wrecked the stage on which the band of the 1st Battalion Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment was about to give a concert.

It was only luck that saved the bandsmen. They had just left the temporary stage in the city's Grand Place to put on their red dress uniforms when the bomb went off.

The stage was wrecked and their instruments left in a mangled mess, but only two of the soldiers were slightly hurt.

Eight tourists waiting to hear the band play as part of the Brussels Millennium celebrations also had minor injuries.

Within minutes of the blast, a man rang the office of Pierre Halterman, Mayor of Brussels, saying the I.R.A. were responsible.

Damaged DERR Instrument

Damaged DERR Drums

A damaged 1st Bn DERR band instrument at Brussels. (Is there any Ex DERR Bandsman out there who can tell this mere Ex Infantryman what this is)

Damaged 1st Bn DERR band Drums from the bombing in Brussels

Damaged 1 DERR Band Drum kit

Damaged drum kit belonging to the band 1st Bn DERR after the bombing in Brussels.

 

NOTE

More work is taking place on this page. If anybody can assist with a better image of Bandmaster HAILE, please contact Mac

Also if any Bandsman who was present at the bombing at Brussels can get in contact we would appreciate it.

 

Acknowledgements
The Web team would like to thank the Regimental Museum Curator Lt Col (Rtd) David CHILTON for his assistance with this page.
 
 
                             
 
                        
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