On This Day … 27 September [2022]

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A Brief Overview of British Military Bands

Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the bands within the British Armed Forces. Royal Air Force Bands Royal Air Force Music Services has its origins in the RAF School of Music which was established by Walford Davies in 1918. Name Location (2018) Establishment (2018) Remarks Headquarters Music Services RAF Northholt 11 Central Band… Read More

What is Active Service (UK)?

Introduction Under section 48(1) of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 “active service” is defined as service in: “a. an action or operation against an enemy (within the meaning given by section 374 of the Armed Forces Act 2006 (c. 52)),b. an operation outside the British Islands for the protection of life or property, orc.… Read More