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Dartmouth Remembrance Service Sunday 13th November 2022

On an unusually warm, windless and calm Sunday in November, the Band performed for the Dartmouth Remembrance Service. Positioned in the Bandstand in the Royal Avenue Gardens, Dartmouth, the Band played through some stirring quick marches as the crowds gathered and as platoons of personnel from Britannia Royal Naval College and other contingents from the RNLI, the Fire Service, Sea Cadets and others marched into place. Later on in the service as the wreaths were being laid, the Band performed some poignant slower pieces including the main theme from Band of Brothers, the World in Union and of course, Elgar's Nimrod, so spiritually connected with Armistice Day. The service ended with the National Anthem and the Royal Naval Platoons marching off to St Saviours Church to the unmistakable sound of their quick march, Hearts of Oak.

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