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National Army Cadet Youth Band & Corps of Drums - Photos by kind permission Maj.(Retd) Roy Bevan

The cadets you see are part of the National Music Concentration. These senior cadets are taking Three and Four Star badges, as well as BTEC (Music) - organising this event is all part of the course.

There are a wide variety of uniforms, as the cadets are from all parts of England and Wales. You may see bearskins of the Grenadier Guards, the feather hackles of Fusiliers, Welsh dragons and all manor of badges. We also work with the Air Training Corps - so the sky blue of the RAF can be seen.

Corps of Drums - these play drum, bugle & flute. From ancient times, these instruments were used to send signals on the battlefield & keep the troops in line.

Bands - Here you will see a wide range of brass, woodwind & percussion instruments. Bands such as this were formed in Victorian times.

Bugles - The bugle replaced the drum and flute as the main signalling device on the battlefield during the 18th century. It was particularly useful for light division soldiers, who had to advance quickly towards the enemy.

Thank you to Ince Blundell Village Hall Committee

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