Royal Marine Cadet Band

The Royal Marine Cadet Band on parade at the Savoy cinema in 1954 for the presentation of The Cockleshell Heroes
The Royal Marine Cadet Band on parade at the Savoy cinema in 1954 for the presentation of The Cockleshell Heroes
It would take  someone of the age of 55-plus to remember this scene along Commercial Road at the junction of Church Street.

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A few weeks ago I was writing about the Royal Marine Cadet Band and its appearance in the film The Cockleshell Heroes.

These photos, sent in by Alan Jordan, show the band when it appeared at the Savoy in Southsea in 1954.

The Royal Marine Cadet Band on parade at the Savoy cinema in 1954 for the presentation of The Cockleshell Heroes

The Royal Marine Cadet Band on parade at the Savoy cinema in 1954 for the presentation of The Cockleshell Heroes

Alan tells me he served in the band from 1954-1958.

In the bottom photo, Alan can be seen front row bottom right with the tiger skin.