The Royal Marines Band Service (RMBS) played an outdoor concert at Naval Forces Central Command HQ (Navcent) last month.
During their time in Bahrain the RMBS visited a number of venues including schools and shopping malls to perform some of their best loved music. They also took the opportunity to perform outside the Freedom Souq at Navcent.
Members of the US 5th Fleet, Combined Maritime Forces (CMF) and the United Kingdom Maritime Component Command (UKMCC) attended the concert with friends and family. Alongside the brass quintet who played a selection of military and classical pieces the Corps of Drums finished with a performance of their world-famous Drum Line.
The event organizer, Major Simon Reeves RM, said: “As a Royal Marine of nearly 30 years service, it never surprises me that the popularity of the Royal Marines Band is so high amongst the men and women of the UK Armed Forces. What was special about today’s performance was international crowd’s reaction to a superb display; they could not praise the men and women of the band highly enough.”
The Royal Marines Band is in Bahrain to recognise and celebrate the UK’s involvement with the country over the last two hundred years. Major Reeves added: “The people of Bahrain heard the RM Band was in town and turned out in droves to watch them; a very proud moment for any Royal Marine to know that they are held in such High esteem globally”.