SINGLED out for special mention at the Royal Marines School of Music Christmas concert at St Mary's Church, Portsmouth was a member of the audience who had served in both world wars..
Major Peter Best noted that Steven Butcher (99) had joined the Royal Marines as a Boy Bugler.
At the end of 1915 the RM Band Service reached almost 1,500 all ranks, of which 93 were Band Boys.
George Moody, who joined in 1912 at age 15, served in Admiral Jcllicoe's flagship at Jutland and left one of the most interesting accounts of the battle. Each of the three RN battleships sunk carried a Royal Marines Band.