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Message Number: 2204 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 07:49:13 EST
[IP = 109.148.149.105] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  RMB 3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Clart
Comments:

i attended last night's Mountbatten Concert. As Michael Hutton said, it was a fantastic evening with some outstanding playing. I particularly liked the overture, Berlioz's " Corsair" it showed off the fabulous clarinet section.

However I felt as did others that as the evening progressed it got louder to the point that ears were beginning to hurt. I have noticed this trend over the years and it spoils the overall effect.

Well done to Colonel Nick and the musicians for a very professional show. Also to " Brian Aldridge" aka Charles Collingwood, quite the best compère for some time.

Best wishes to all,

Mike

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Message Number: 2203 - Friday, March 24, 2017 18:14:19 EST
[IP = 92.26.66.69] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Irfon Higgins
Service Number:  RMB4323
Hometown:  Ammanford
Instrument/s:  Alto sax
Comments:

Ticker Butterworth was at the All Stars concert in Margate, Mike Scurfield will probably have his contact details, he is hoping to attend the Cdo. Forces reunion in Plymouth on May 6th.

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Message Number: 2202 - Friday, March 24, 2017 06:51:24 EST
[IP = 90.254.191.204] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Michael Hutton
Service Number:  RMBX2638
Comments:

Attended the first night of the MFM yesterday...Once again the performance was amazing. Just three conductors this year and Col Nick Grace took the majority of the programme on his shoulders as we all know it is his last year as PDM. The standard of playing and presentation never fails to impress, so all us ex members get quite jealous as we cant be part of it. If you have the time get there tonight or tomorrow as there may be some spare seats...certainly up in the top flight if you can stand the climb up those dreaded stairs. 'Rule Britannia' regards to all...Michael.

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Message Number: 2201 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 01:27:28 EST
[IP = 86.30.71.34] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Matt Stevenson
Service Number:  PO21960V
Hometown:  Colchester
Comments:

Could any one let me know the whereabouts of a former Royal Marine squaddie of mine called Ian "ticker"Butterworth who completed his recriut training back in september of 1963 in 791 squad and then transferred to the R.M. band service.

If any one knows of his contact address could they get him to phone me on 01206 513409 or use the above E-mail address as I am attempting to form up a second re-union of this squad in may of this year. Many thanks matt stevenson

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Message Number: 2200 - Friday, March 17, 2017 04:41:40 EST
[IP = 109.148.149.105] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  RMB 3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Clart
Comments:

Hi all,

Re my last posting , the Winter Gardens have found my kit I left there last Sunday. Panic over!!

Mike

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Message Number: 2199 - Tuesday, March 14, 2017 06:41:23 EST
[IP = 81.156.5.13] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Mike Tellick
Service Number:  Rmb3512
Hometown:  Sittingbourne
Instrument/s:  Clart
Comments:

Hi folks,

it was good to see everyone at the Winter Gardens on Sunday. I am sure that the public enjoyed the evening as did the members of the band.

I left some kit in the dressing room tothe left of the stage as you look at it., consisting of a black short sleeved bshirt and a pair of trousers.in the pocket of the shirt there is a slip of paper with details of the next Chatham band reunion. They were on a metal hanger with a lightweight cover. In the rush to get out I completely forgot about them. I have been in contact with the Winter Gardens and they have not found them. However, they have found a jacket, so if anyone has lost one contact the box office on 01843 292795.

if anyone has found my kit please contact me.

Thank you,

Mike

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Message Number: 2198 - Saturday, March 11, 2017 12:17:03 EST
[IP = 92.28.19.27] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Roy Hallin
Service Number:  RMB4079J
Hometown:  Portsmouth
Instrument/s:  Culzean Castle Killer Drum
Comments:

Hi Dickie, and all ex Bandies,

It is official, the Royal Marines Museum, is definitely closing on 1st April 2017.

It will re open in 2020, at HM Dockyard Portsmouth, after a multi million makeover!

Good news though, the Memorial Garden is not affected and will remain open.

The Car Park will also stay open........Yay!

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Message Number: 2197 - Sunday, March 5, 2017 05:16:59 EST
[IP = 88.106.121.142] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Graham Hoskins
Service Number:  RMBx2687
Comments:

Last evening I was privileged to attend a concert in St. Mary's Church in Walmer given by 'White Cliff's Symphonic Winds' under the direction of their founder and Musical Director Graham Harvey M.Mus, LRAM ARAM. FRSA whose career as a Warrant Officer1 Bandmaster in the Corps we recall with pride. Musicians included many former colleagues still able to demonstrate their lasting abilities.The music chosen for the programme included Shostakovich, Philip Sparke, John Williams, Franze Von Suppe, Lennon & McCartney, Dvorak and others. Uniquely the concert ended with the final movement of Saint-Saens Symphony No.3. Arranged by former Bandmaster Trevor Attwood MBE who himself is a member of Symphonic Winds. He had originally transcribed the piece from the original orchestral version in order for me to include it in a Mountbatten Albert Hall Concert in 1984 for which I shall be forever grateful. Hearing it played again last evening was very special indeed and my sincere thanks go to Trevor, and Graham, for giving me the opportunity to do so. All made even more memorable by the familiar faces in the band of former comrades still showing the world that musical experience in the Royal Marines remains beyond compare. Quite remarkable.

Graham Hoskins

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Message Number: 2196 - Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:33:50 EST
[IP = 31.220.72.67] -
Posted From:Germany
Name:  Colin (Taff) Simpson
Service Number:  PO25693u
Hometown:  Bridgwater
Instrument/s:  Bugle/Drum allegedly
Comments:

Thanks to Dickie and everyone else who contacted me regarding Martin Jackson wanting to get in touch.

I rang Martin last night, quite strange after 38 years. We have agreed to meet on my return to the UK. Again, my thanks to all.

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Message Number: 2195 - Tuesday, February 28, 2017 09:26:11 EST
[IP = 86.144.242.239] -
Posted From:United Kingdom
Name:  Jim Mason
Service Number:  RMBX2353
Hometown:  Bedhampton
Instrument/s:  Solo Clarinet
Comments:

So sad to hear about Joe Simms and his problems, we were boys together in th Isle of Man 1945/46 but never served together again during our careers. I remember him well - one of the best.

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