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Offline smiffy

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Re: Royal Engineers Church Parade 1972
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2018, 20:03:43 »
I wasn't sure if that photo had already been posted but couldn't find it after a quick search of the forum  Must look harder next time....

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Re: Royal Engineers Church Parade 1972
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 17:01:06 »
60 years earlier...

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Re: Royal Engineers Church Parade 1972
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2010, 12:17:54 »
They're great photo's Leofwine :)

I would love to have witnessed one of these parades...it's a shame they don't still do it.

I'm sure i have heard band music at the Barracks occassionally...

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Royal Engineers Church Parade 1972
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2010, 02:55:49 »
I've been digging through the old photo albums to see if I have anything that might be of interest and found these 3 photos taken in December 1972.  Hopefully some people may find them interesting, and maybe they will bring back some memories!



The Royal Engineers and their band marching to and from the Garrison Church in Maxwell Road was a common sight (and sound!) in Brompton when I was a kid. 
I can't remember exactly how often parades like this occurred, but in my memory it was very often. And after the parade it was common to find many of the band and officers having relaxing Sunday lunch in the King George V pub, sometimes with their instruments and an impromptu concert!  I can't remember the last time there was such a parade here.  I don't even know if the Royal Engineers still have a band at Brompton barracks these days.
These photos were taken in Mansion Row, Brompton in December (or perhaps November) 1972
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