1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers Corps of Drums

2014 Review

With a growing events list our usual start to the year, the Australia / New Zealand Day Parade held at the end of January in London was cancelled this year due to a poor weather forecast and so a practice day in Warlingham was inserted. With further practices in February and March we were ready for our annual outing to Clandon Park in Surrey. Once again the staff of the Royal Surrey Regimental Museum took care of our needs. Our resident scribe has penned an account of what was a very busy day when we were successful in dodging the showers. clandon 2014

 

Sunday the 25th May saw a good sized Corps travel west to Bulford and Lark Hill Garrisons in support of the Veterans Charity March, a report by our resident scribe can be found at

 

      

                           

Sunday the 8th of June  18 members of the Corps reported early to Armoury House for the

Parade of The Federation of OCAs of London Territorial and Auxiliary Units, another warm day for us in our tunics but a very successful parade. Our resident Scribe describes the day @

London OCA Parade

 

photos of Clandon, Bulford & our London parade can be found at   

 

 

 

The weekend of the 28th/29th June kept us busy, the 28th was our third appearance at the Worthing Armed Forces Day activities, the Corps played in the town to advertise the event and then did our routine in Steyne Gardens. Sunday saw us back at the Lions Club Funfest, this time in Yateley, complete with Elvis. See a report of the day at the link Lions Fun Fest

 

We were next booked for The Queens Regiment Riders Charity event at The Share & Coulter Public House near Whitstable on the 5th July. We did two half hour sets on the main stage being joined at times by some former Queens Regiment Drummers. A good work out for the 14 members of the Corps who turned out and much enjoyed by the former soldiers.

 

There was a 7 week break after our trip to the hairy bikers event near Whitstable when the Corps assembled on a very wet August Bank Holiday Monday at the Kent County Show ground at Detling for the 2014 Military Odyssey.

 

Two events in September to report, the Ardingly college WWI Commemorations and our annual trip to the Guild Hall Yard for the Pearly Kings & Queens Harvest Festival where a large appreciative crowd enjoyed singing along with our London and WWI medley.

 

See the report from our resident scribe on our trip to Detling & Ardingly@ Wet & Dry

                           

 

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