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   by the Veterans Band of the Light Division and the Rifles under the direction of Tex Calton. Once again a great celebration of veteran music!!
Another annual Association favourite is the RGJ Gathering held in Winchester. Once again Buglers sounded the calls at the memorial service in the Light Division gardens of remembrance and then they joined the Waterloo Band for the parade and the Sounding of Retreat. During the event, the Buglers’ Association was presented with six silver bugles. They had recently been refurbished and all inscribed to the RGJ Association, thanks to the generosity of the General Jamie Gordon President of the RGJ Association and all its members. These bugles are on long term loan to the Association and our former RGJ Buglers will bear them with much pride.
In August some of our buglers were the guests of 5 RIFLES, who celebrated Salamanca Day with a really enjoyable families day and we helped to entertain them with a concert performance alongside the buglers of 5 RIFLES under the direction of their Bugle Major Gary Freeland.
Given the continued reduction in military bands and the difficulty in sustaining bugling within the Regiment, it is clear that the role of the Buglers’ Association in maintaining our bugling heritage and supporting the wider Regimental family will continue to be increasingly important. Moreover our new sound and amplification systems will help develop the Light Division sound.
Finally, we would like to thank all those who contribute to the Association so generously, in particular the RGJ Association and the KOYLI Trust. The Association is extremely grateful for your support and we look forward to supporting the Regiment in the years ahead.
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