Royal Marine Bandsman A C Green is profiled in the Navy’s People ‘Themes’ section of Sea Your History. Here are some items, photographs and documents relating to his career and the history of the Royal Marines Band Service.
Photograph, Royal Naval School of Music, Burford, 1948 of Dedication Ceremony for the 'Memorial Silver Trumpets of the Roya
This ceremony and memorial was to commemorate the war dead in the Royal Marines Band Service during World War Two. This picture shows a side shot of the ceremony. These are the Official War Memorials that commemorate those who died in the Royal Marines Band Service during World War Two. 225 NCOs and Musicians from the service died during the war. The memorial, 14 silver trumpets, was paid for by the comrades of those who died and were in regular use at remembrance occasions until they were 'blown out'. Replacement trumpets are now used. The original banners were blue but the banners for the new fanfare trumpets are red. A War Memorial Charter strictly governs the way in which the Memorials are used, played and referred to. The 'Memorial Silver Trumpets of the Royal Marines School of Music' together with the Silver memorial Drums are now on display in the Royal Marines Museum, Eastney,