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Message Number: 2800 - Wednesday, November 25, 2020 09:09:35 EST
[IP = 31.54.10.181] -
Name:  Gerry Taylour
Service Number:  RMBX 2742
Hometown:  Nottingham
Instrument/s:  Solo Piano
Comments:

Have just learnt, that the Officers Mess at the former Eastney Barracks is to become a 5 star hotel.

Those of you like me, who served in the in the Royal Yacht Band will remember playing at mess dinners there.

Here is a photo of one such time. Me on piano, Len Spencer and Ken Reuter violins, 'Jack' Herbert cello.

Circa. 1958/1960

Best wishes,

Gerry Taylour

Click on link below for photo.

http://www.exroyalmarinesbandsmen.net/NOTICEBOARD/taylourII_C.htm


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Message Number: 2799 - Sunday, November 22, 2020 05:09:02 EST
[IP = 88.6.125.0] -
Name:  Michael Hickman
Service Number:  RMB 3482
Hometown:  Roquetas de Mar Spain
Instrument/s:  Bass Trombone
Comments:

Thanks to Dave Seed and Tony Oliver for the information with regard to accommodation in Portsmouth next year when hopefully we can get together again for the REUNION. I would like to think that some who have not attended for a few will turn up and remember those who we have lost over this bad time and share some memories.

Now with regard to staying in Portsmouth as Dave said he knows it is early but I have just booked the new Premier Inn for three nights B&B for half the price of the Maritime Club

I think that once the word gets around it will become very popular you can book now on the flex rate and you can pay on arrival and the cancelation policy is good also on flex you do not lose any money give it some thought take care all and stay safe and hope to see you next year.


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Message Number: 2798 - Thursday, November 19, 2020 10:46:54 EST
[IP = 92.7.13.73] -
Name:  Dave Seed
Service Number:  Q004084u
Hometown:  Preston
Instrument/s:  Flute/Tenor Sax
Comments:

I appreciate that this is very early but as the PDM has announced the date for next year's reunion I did what I always do, ring the Maritime club to book my accommodation only to be informed that they have converted all the accommodation into double room or twin rooms. I then looked at the newly completed Premier Inn (Portsmouth Dockyard) which is just down the road (100 meters) they are doing excellent deals, you can book a room, add breakfast and dinner, at great prices, I am sure that following lock down, and as we get into next year the prices will go up, so if you intend going next year it may be worth booking early.

Stay Safe

Dave

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Message Number: 2797 - Friday, November 13, 2020 05:28:37 EST
[IP = 86.162.157.9] -
Name:  Kevin Vickers
Service Number:  RMB3423
Hometown:  South Brent
Instrument/s:  Cello & Euphonium
Comments:

Penny and I are so sad to learn of Jeff Boorer's passing. He and Joan were our neighbours in Singapore and we served together on many occasions. He was the perfect gentleman and a great clarinetist and teacher. It was a great delight to be in his company. Sincere condolences to Joan and family. RIP Jeff.

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Message Number: 2796 - Tuesday, November 10, 2020 02:31:28 EST
[IP = 79.70.165.88] -
Name:  [Jack] David Kennedy
Service Number:  RMB3940
Hometown:  Accrington now Darlington
Instrument/s:  Basses
Comments:

I am saddend to hear of the passing of Jeff Boorer, a good friend and true gentleman.

R.I.P. Jeff. Best wishes to Joan and family.

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Message Number: 2795 - Sunday, November 8, 2020 04:47:02 EST
[IP = 88.107.1.202] -
Name:  Leonard Lewry
Service Number:  RMB3859
Hometown:  PORTSMOUTH
Instrument/s:  solo clarinet.
Comments:

Massive BZ to the Cpl Bugler at the Albert Hall, broadcast last night. A faultless rendition of Last Post.

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Message Number: 2794 - Saturday, November 7, 2020 05:26:08 EST
[IP = 151.227.250.46] -
Name:  Roy Hallin
Service Number:  RMB 4079
Hometown:  Portsmouth
Instrument/s:  Bassoon?
Comments:

Hi Dickie

I hope this is OK, but I would like to know if any former HMS DRAKE Band members Approx 1970 - 1973 have any band photographs they would like to share.

I have photos of all the bands I served in except DRAKE!

Any help would be gratefully accepted.


Merry Christmas Dickie, and stay safe old friend

Roy

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Message Number: 2793 - Sunday, November 1, 2020 10:13:11 EST
[IP = 74.67.27.133] -
Name:  Richard Valentine
Service Number:  RMB 4069
Hometown:  Was Preston
Instrument/s:  Clarinet
Comments:

RODNEY WILLIAMSON

If you want to send any messages to Rod's family you can send them to his son Mark.

M. Williamson
26 Lady Menzies Place
Edinburgh
EH7 5BA

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Message Number: 2792 - Saturday, October 31, 2020 06:24:50 EST
[IP = 88.6.125.246] -
Name:  Michael Hickman
Service Number:  RMB 3482
Hometown:  Roquetas de Mar
Instrument/s:  Bass Trombone
Comments:

It is with a heavy heart that i have to inform you that another member of the 1/56 squad has crossed the bar. Rodney Williamson joined the great Massed Band where ever it may be on October the 24th. He will be sorely missed by many especially the few that are left and can remember Rodney from that day 3rd January 1956 we joined as kids and left as men. My most sincere condolences to his children and grand children he has left behind they will feel it more as their mother passed away a few years ago also my condolences to all in the great family that is the RMB who like me had the pleasure to know and serve with him.

RODNEY WILLIAMSON RIP

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Message Number: 2791 - Friday, October 30, 2020 16:56:04 EST
[IP = 194.53.185.30] -
Name:  Bill Hartland
Service Number:  RMB/X3050
Hometown:  Congresbury N. Somerset
Instrument/s:  Solo Clart/Saxes
Comments:

So sad to see another younger member than I has crossed the bar.

Last time I saw Rod Williamson was on HMS Lion.

RIP Rod.

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