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Remembrance with Tom Stevens

Written by on 11th November 2016


On the 11th of November the Armistice ending the first world war was signed and announced. To commemorate the event Simply Jazz featured music from the three services of the Armed Services: Navy, Army, Air force. Exclusive interviews with Captain Ian Davis, director of music of the band of the royal marines Portsmouth. Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Roberts, Senior Director of Music Household Division, and Christopher Clarkson.

2016 marks the 100 centenary of the largest Naval battle of the great war the Battle of Jutland where the Royal Navy lost 14 ships and six-thousand men and the Germans forces lost 11 ships and more than two-and-a-half-thousand sailors. This year also falls on the 100 anniversary of the Welsh guards .

There was music from the band of the royal marines, Portsmouth, the Massed Bands of the royal Marines
Comprising: The Bands of HM Royal Marines: Portsmouth, Collingwood and Plymouth, the massed bands of the Royal Air Force which comprised the central band of the royal air force, western band of the royal air force, Regiment band of the royal air force, college band royal air force, band of the Irish Guards, the band of the Blues and Royals.