The Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Logistic Corps

WMID-2014-029-010pdfThe Band of The Royal Logistic Corps was formed by the amalgamation of the Bands of The Royal Corps of Transport and The Royal Army Ordnance Corps in 1993.  Based at The Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut, the band comprises thirty two musicians from the Corps of Army Music.

 

In 2014, The Corps of Army Music restructured and specialized. It now comprises three professional brass bands, three contemporary rock groups, symphonic wind bands and an orchestra. The Band of the Royal Logistic Corps is now a Multi-Capability Band, able to produce no fewer than 12 working ensembles including a traditional marching band, show band, big band, fanfare team, brass quintets, saxophone quartet, acoustic and rock groups and a variety of other small ensembles, able to deliver any music to suit any occasion.

 

The Corps of Drums has a proud history dating back to 1799 when one Drummer from each of the five companies of the newly formed Royal Wagon Train was authorised to replace trumpeters.  Drummers undertake a two year tour with the Corps of Drums before returning to their trades ranging from drivers to radio operators.

 

The Band and Corps of Drums have recently completed tours of Cyprus and Germany, delivering musical support to British Forces. Some members of the band recently took part in overseas tours to Botswana and Malawi as well as Bermuda, assisting in the training and musical development of military musicians. The Band and Drums also continue to deliver music across the United Kingdom both for the Royal Logistic Corps and the wider Army.